Bhubaneswar, Apr 9:
Students of Master in Business Administration (MBA) along with MCA students of Regional College of Management Autonomous (RCMA) on Wednesday met Odisha Governor S C Jamir and sought his intervention in support of their demand for the issue of original registration cards to the current batch and degree certificates of the passed out students.
A three member delegation of MBA students led by Raza Qadir submitted a memorandum stating their issue to the Governor.
The students in their memorandum said, they have been deprived of their original certificates from the Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Rourkela since 2009 due to a conflict between RCMA and BPUT.
Besides they also demanded that the original registration cards be given to the students of the current batches.
The career of 1500 students is at stake due to the non availability of required certificates for which they have been debarred from applying for jobs, the memorandum stated.
“It is very sad that 58 days have passed but nothing has been done for us. We have approached many bureaucrats such as Secretary of Employment and Technical Education & Training Department, Secretary to Governor, Additional Secretary to Governor, Secretary to Odisha Chief Minister and Vice Chancellor of BPUT for a solution but none of government official has given a satisfactory answer,” alleged Qadir.
“On March 7 this year, we had staged a demonstration at Lower PMG here demanding degree certificates. This was followed by a relay hunger strikewhich is still continuing but all in vain,” said Qadir.
“In our memorandum we have made clear that if within 7 days, the MBA and MCA batch of 2012-2014, 2013-2015 of MBA and 2011-2014, 2012-2015, 2013-2016 batches of MCA do not get their original registration cards and original degree certificates then we will not cooperate with the government any further,” Qadir warned, adding, “If we fail to get justice from the Governor, we will be compelled to change our non-violent approach which we have adhered to so far”.
The students, however, said they were happy with the Governor’s positive response and his assurance that he would look into their problems and ask the VC of BPUT to resolve the issues within a week.