Major road blocks have hit the National Institute of Technology (NIT) situated at Yupia in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Board of Governors of the NIT has placed a ‘damaging report’ regarding the issue of security in the NIT campus.
In fact, the security measures issue was one of those at the top of its agenda.
The board has observed that the director, the registrar in-charge, the faculty and the staff of NIT have been receiving threats to their lives from ‘unknown and untraceable people’.
As a result, it is difficult for the institute functionaries to work freely inside and outside the campus, which is a serious security threat issue, the board, it is learnt, has told the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in New Delhi.
The board further told the AICTE that most of the institute’s faculty members, especially those from outside Arunachal, are applying for suitable jobs elsewhere.
Even students residing in the rented hostels are feeling unsafe as unauthorized people enter forcibly in the hostel and try to assault them, the board further observed.
The report has created ripples within the local faculty members and technical staffers of NIT, who suspect that the former director of the institute, Prof Rajiv Kumar Garg, was behind the report.
Notably, Prof Garg, who had been appointed as the director of the institute in December last year, tendered his resignation from the NIT during early May, allegedly after receiving threats.
However, he later officially denied having received any threat, and cited family issues as the reason for his abrupt resignation.