Indore: Crossing limits, the activists of National Students Union of India (NSUI) on Tuesday misbehaved with Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad and hurled abuses at him alleging that he gave extension to 11 contractual teachers against norms.
The activists also told VC that they would not let him work if he did not revoke the illegal decision of extension. As per norms, the teacher appointed by DAVV on contractual basis has tenure of six months, which could be extended maximum to a period of three years.
As many as 11 teachers were appointed by DAVV on contractual basis in 2015 for School of Computer Science and IT. Their maximum extension period of three years expired few months back but the university gave six more months of extension to them stating that it did not want academic activities to be hit.
On Tuesday, NSUI activists led by district president Amit Patel, spokesperson Mahak Nagar and outfit university incharge Vikas Nandwana reached RNT Marg campus of DAVV while raising slogans against university administration. They first met registrar Ajay Verma and sought to know how he gave extension to contractual teachers when their maximum tenure of three months expired in October.
Verma told the activists that decision was taken in interest of students so that their studies do not get affected in mid-session. But the activists did not buy the excuse and barged into vice chancellor’s office holding him responsible for illegal extension to 11 contractual teachers.
The VC explained the activists that the extension was given as the university had advertised as many as 190 posts for contractual teachers on October 7. The contractual posts of computer science department were included in the vacancies. “The appointment process delayed as model code of conduct for assembly elections came into force,” Dhakad said but the activists did not buy his argument.
To this, the VC said that NSUI is an outfit of students and it should talk about students’ welfare and not about teachers’ appointment. This led to heated exchange of words, which took nasty turn with NSUI activists started misbehaving with VC and other officers present there. The activists even hurled abuses on VC who also got furious and dared them to do whatever they can.