KOZHIKODE: The Calicut University syndicate sub-committee, constituted by the Vice-Chancellor to study the complaints raised by the girl students on the campus, will conduct the hearing on Tuesday.
The five-member committee constituted on December 19 is headed by Dr Syed Abid Hussian Thangal. According to the order issued by the VC, the committee will study each complaint separately, analyse the alleged incidents, find out the reasons for the issues and suggest preventive measures.
However, a section of students has come out against the set-up, alleging that a fair hearing cannot be expected from the committee as many of the members had already voted against the girl students in an adjournment motion moved in the senate last month.
“Further, no teachers or student representatives from the campus are part of it. This is a mere drama to sabotage the reports from the various committees against the culprits,” said a student union leader.
There are also complaints from syndicate members and students that they were kept in the dark about constituting the committee. “No syndicate meetings discussed the creation of such a sub-committee,” lamented university professor and syndicate member Dr. K. Fathimathu Zuhara.
Registrar Dr T.K. Abdul Majeed told DC that the sub-committee was not set up to sabotage the reports submitted by various grievances and anti-ragging cells. “The syndicate is the executive body of the varsity and they should know about the incident,” he said.
He added that the adjournment motion moved against the girl students in the senate had no validity for implementation....