Video: Agitated NIT Students Force Director To Resign After Classmate Dies By Suicide In Durgapur

Video: Agitated NIT Students Force Director To Resign After Classmate Dies By Suicide In Durgapur

A large number of students at the National Institute of Technology (NIT) demanded and forced the Director to resign over the death of a second-year mechanical engineering student.

Siksha MUpdated: Monday, April 29, 2024, 03:17 PM IST
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Resignation Letter of NIT Director | Reddit

In a Reddit video that is going viral, the director of the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Durgapur, Arvind Choubey, is seen being forced by students to sign his resignation letter.

Students at NIT Durgapur protested on campus, demanding that the director resign after a second-year mechanical engineering student died, as reported by ANI.

On April 28, 2024, Arpan Ghosh, a second-year mechanical engineering student at the institute, was found hanging inside his hostel room.

There was chaos on the premises of the institute, followed by a large group of students raising slogans against the institution, as reported by ANI.

The students at NIT Durgapur accused the institution of putting excessive academic pressure on the victim, which allegedly led to him taking his own life.

Students also allege that Ghosh's death was a result of inadequate medical facilities on campus.

"When we asked for an ambulance, there was just one. Nobody came to his rescue, the students had to pick his body. When we were asking for an ambulance, they were asking for signatures and prescriptions. He was admitted to the ICU and declared dead," a second-year student told ANI.

"Our friend committed suicide. He was pressurized because of the exams. In a single day, two papers were scheduled that too without a study gap. He had three backlogs," the student added.

While demanding justice for Arpan Ghosh, students were seen to be engaging in confrontation with the college administration, during the protest.

The director stated that this was a case of suicide. He further stated that the police investigation is underway.

"A suicide case happened, and the police are conducting an investigation upon the case," NIT Durgapur director Arvind Choubey told ANI.

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