GEC Students Protest Mote for Merger with Anna University, Tirunelveli

GEC Students Protest Mote for Merger with Anna University, Tirunelveli

The students, professors, lecturers and technical and administrative staff of Government Engineering College (GEC) staged a demonstration on their college premises here on Friday protesting against the decision of the State Government to merge GEC with Anna University, Tirunelveli.

The protestors said the Government had decided to merge the engineering college with the university administration following which the assets and liabilities of the college would be taken over by the university.

“Once the university takes over our college, the employees of the college would lose the status of a government employee and cannot avail any benefit’, they claimed.

“We are not ready to accept the proposal of the government to merge our college with the university, as the fee structure will be altered and we will be forced to pay more fees’, the students said.