Hyderabad: Students find tech school rules too harsh

Moral policing is an issue that students complain about.

Adilabad: For students of Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar, stepping out of their campus or mingling with those of the opposite sex is a difficult task.

Students complain of a prison like atmosphere in the university as it is mandatory for everyone to take an out pass before they step out of the university.

“Leave alone stepping out for leisure, even for buying something required for projects or other academic purposes we had to prove the necessity. Two signatures granting permission were required. It was next to impossible for girls to get an out pass,” said Sai Krishna, an alumnus of the university.

Students join RGUKT soon after Class X and stay in campus for six years. It is obvious that once in a while they would like to go out or call their friends to campus. Outsiders are never allowed apart from parents, he said.

Moral policing is an issue that students complain about. Another former student, Muhammed Zubairuddin posted on an online forum, “It is a sin here to even talk to a girl. Don't ever do that, you will be dragged into a lot of trouble.”

He wrote of how he was once pulled up by a non-teaching staff member for shaking hands with a girl who was congratulating him on getting a good placement offer.

Students also complain of the university not allowing outside food on campus. A student from Computer Science department says, “We are not allowed to bring outside food to the campus, even for occasions like birthday or New Year celebrations. The security guards at the hostel throw away our food if we try to bring anything. We are forced to buy from our own hostel mess if we want something special.”

When contacted, a senior university official said, “If students are allowed to go out they might drink outside and come to hostel or girls and boys might go out together. We cannot take risk of something happening to our students. Outside food is also not allowed to be brought in campus to avoid food poisoning issues.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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