Thiruvananthapuram: Higher education minister K. T. Jaleel has offered action against the university college authorities over an attempted suicide by a female undergraduate student after receiving collegiate education director's final report.
The minister was replying to BJP member O. Rajagopal's submission in the assembly on Wednesday.
He said the official had submitted a preliminary report after getting the versions of its principal, two teachers and the victim's confidential statement. However, as it's vacation time, accounts of other students and union leaders against whom the victim complained could not be recorded, said Mr Jaleel.
He said that the director had wanted a detailed inquiry into the issue, which a committee with the deputy director of collegiate education, senior administrative officer and the senior superintendent was holding.
He rejected the complaints that such incidents were common in the college. It was one of the most reputed colleges in the state in terms of the academic record. It was the college with the highest ranking from the state in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). The college also ranks high in the NAAC accreditation, said the minister.
Girl to study in Varkala SN College
The Kerala University on Wednesday allowed the girl student, who had attempted to commit suicide in the University College here recently, to continue her studies in SN College, Varkala.
She had sought a transfer certificate to the college and approached Kerala University Vice-Chancellor V.P. Mahadevan Pillai for it. The syndicate meeting held on May 25 discussed the issue and allowed her request. It was taken up as a special case as the last date for applying for transfer had ended.
The girl was also allowed to appear for the examinations which she could not attend earlier. This has been informed to the controller of examination and registrar.
She will be admitted to the third semester, though she had applied for continuing her studies from the first semester as she could not study properly.
The university has directed to change her centre of second semester examinations to SN College. She had attempted suicide on May 3 alleging harassment from student union leaders.
She was compelled to attend party programmes during exam time, she said and complained that teachers did not take classes on time....