Ujjain: Disha Chhatra Sangathan and National Students Union of India (NSUI) have been demanding increase in seats in arts and commerce streams in Government Madhav Arts and Commerce College (GMACC) for the fresh academic session.
On Friday, students under the aegis of both organisations protested near the college and in the campus. According to department of higher education directive, a government college management may increase seats up to 20%. The students wanted increase in seats as per the directive.
The students raised slogans and tried to block the roads. The agitating students relented after district administration and police persuaded them to look for a peaceful solution. During the agitation Sanjay Kumariya, Veerbhadra Sharma, Yash Jain, Ajay Bhati, Aditya Gehlot, Jaideep Bagoriya, Abhishek Parmar, Juned Sheikh, Vinay Lot, Madhuri Khare, Aniket Bhardwaj and many students were present.
Taking the issue seriously, principal Hemant Namdev announced 10% increase in existing seats. Following the announcement, 60 more students in BCom and 70 in BA will now get admission. According to college management, three rounds of admission process have been completed under the aegis of department of higher education. The number of applications was quite higher in comparison to the allotted seats, thus leading to protest, said the management and added that the problem had been resolved by increasing 10% seats.