The Mizoram Hindi Training College students called for an indefinite protest demanding removal of the college principal.
The students said the quality of education is very low, as some teachers only take class twice a year despite which the principal allegedly fails to take any action on the issue.
The other complains of the students were such as the termination of Hindi B Ed training in Mizoram despite many aspirants who wish to purse the field. “We find it hard to understand why the principal has stopped the affiliation from Agra and we want him to take responsibility for the difficulties faced by Hindi B Ed aspirants,” they said.
They also accused the principal of being money-hungry. “While there are no ‘absence fines’ in other college and institutions, we are fined Rs 100 for missing one day of class, and also Rs 200 if we miss the afternoon session. Apart from this we are also made to pay fictitious fines termed ‘special fine’ of Rs 500 and above,” they said.
The institute also collects a monthly fee of Rs 500 for bus fare from the students.
The MHTC students said they do not wish to have a principal who does not understand the students but rather despises them. “We want him to be removed and we will fight till the end,” added the trainees.
The Higher and Technical Education officials and Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) leaders met the MHTC union leaders on Wednesday but could not reach any consensus on the matter.
On Thursday, the union leaders, however, allowed any willing students to appear for examination from Friday.