Port Blair, Dec 12: CPI (M) has demanded to stop the process of admission in the Engineering courses in DBRAIT, Port Blair till the pending court cases on the affiliation issues are concluded. In a letter sent to the Lt. Governor, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Mr. D. Ayyappan, State Secretary, CPI (M) brought to the notice of the Lt. Governor that the authorities in the Administration have invited applications from eligible candidates for admission to B.Tech courses in the DBRAIT, Port Blair.
He referred to the news item published in The Daily Telegrams dated 2nd December, 2022 inviting online applications for various Branches of B.Tech in the DBRAIT.
Mr. Ayyappan drew the attention of the Lt. Governor to the agitations resorted to by the B.Tech students of DBRAIT during the last few months, which created unrest among the people in general and student community and parents in particular over the fate of the students who were admitted to various B. Tech branches in the DBRAIT from 2019 onwards.
He said that the University refused to give affiliation to the Engineering courses of DBRAIT from 2019 onwards citing various deficiencies in the functioning of the DBRAIT. It was reportedly on the orders of the Hon’ble High Court that the provisional admission was given to B.Tech streams for the last 3 years.
CPI (M) Secretary said that since the matter is pending before the Court, admitting students again to the courses which had no affiliation from the Pondicherry University will precipitate the matter further.
CPI (M) informed the Lt. Governor that in the absence of affiliation/approval from the Pondicherry University, it is illegal and unjustified to admit students to B.Tech courses in DBRAIT.
It is surprising to note that as done earlier, this year also, no mention has been made in the advertisement while inviting online applications about the pending court cases relating to the affiliation of the Engineering courses with the University.
This will also lead to further unrest among the students and agitation by students and parents besides