Sunday, June 21, 2009

Three BESU students suspended for a month for ragging

Express News Service
Posted: May 16, 2009 at 0239 hrs IST

Kolkata The Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU) has suspended three students after finding them guilty of ragging a first year student. All the three students of third year Architecture Engineering have been suspended for one semester.
The incident occurred in the last week of March at MacDonalds Hall of Residence on the University’s Shibpur campus.
The university authorities received a complaint from the father of the student and formed a committee comprising of the dean of studies, the professor in-charge of student affairs and the head of the Architecture department to look into the matter.
The committee submitted its report in the first week of May. Registrar Biman Bandopadhyay said that since the committee has confirmed charges of physical assault on the student the administration has decided to suspend the students for one semester.
“The students found involved in ragging have not accepted their guilt during investigation. However, on the basis of the report submitted by the disciplinary committee of the university and the complaint of the student, we have decided to suspend the students for one academic semester,” said Ajoy Kumar Ray, Vice-Chancellor of BESU.
Ray said the university had clearly notified to all the students that any act of this kind would be dealt with strongly.

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