Kochi: A five-member ethics committee of the Kerala Self-Financing Engineering College Managements Association will hold a probe into the death of Jishnu Pranoy of the Nehru College of Engineering and Research Centre at Pampadi in Thrissur.
Mr Jory Mathai, association president, told reporters here on Thursday that the committee will consist of the president, secretary, treasurer and two executive committee members of the association. The two members would be selected at the general body meeting of the association to be held in Kochi on Saturday.
Mr. Mathai said that in his preliminary inquiry into the incident, he could not find any fault with the college management. The management had told him that though the student was earlier caught for copying, it was not reported to the university considering its adverse impact on him. He also said that the college would be ousted from the association if it is found guilty. However, he pointed to some mystery in the death.
On the fines imposed on students by SF college managements for trivial reasons, Mr. Mathai said such amounts were being used for charity. He added that the association would propose guidelines in this regard. On the reports about ‘torture chamber’ in Nehru College, Mr. Mathai said that he wasn’t aware
The association also decided against going ahead with the indefinite closure of 120 self-financing engineering colleges after Education Minister C.N. Raveendranath agreed for a meeting on Friday. The colleges remained closed on Thursday as a token protest....