Jeppiaar college calls parents after students go on rampage

TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Chennai: Following the violence at the Jeppiaar Engineering College,a self-financing technical institution on Old Mahabalipuram Road,the college administration has declared a weeks holiday for its students.
A parent-teacher meeting will be held before reopening the college on Monday,October 11.Our college has framed certain rules and regulations to enable us to deliver quality education to students.Both students and parents have signed papers stating they would obey university regulations.So how can students set ablaze the college laboratory, a college official said.
Police sources said the unrest among the students was sparked allegedly due to the shifting of its director,N Marie Wilson,to a sister institution.Wilson,the son-inlaw of the college chairman Jeppiaar,was moved out allegedly due to a rift in the family.It has been alleged that some hostel students indulged in violence as they were unhappy about the strict restrictions imposed on them,which included banning mobile phones on campus.
A police officer who witnessed the violence said college property worth 20 lakh had been damaged by the students.Cricket stumps,bats and hockey sticks were used to break furniture and windows.Eventually,the police intervened and curbed further violence.
The college administration is yet to lodge a formal complaint at the Semmanchery police station.We cannot intervene unless the college files a complaint.A parent-teacher meeting has been arranged on Monday.If in case they fail to resolve the issue,they will definitely approach us, a police officer said.
Following the declaration of a weeks holiday,many students returned home.Some of the out-of-state students are boarding with their friends in town.The police had arranged buses to assist students in getting to the railway station and bus terminus.
Meanwhile,the college administration is collecting evidence against students who indulged in the violence.The administration has taken photographs and video clippings of the students damaging the window glass panes and setting up fire to the laboratory.

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2 Responses to Jeppiaar college calls parents after students go on rampage

  1. Jeppiar college to reopen a week later with a parent-teacher meeting
    TNN, Oct 5, 2010, 08.29pm IST

    Read more: Jeppiar college to reopen a week later with a parent-teacher meeting – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Jeppiar-college-to-reopen-a-week-later-with-a-parent-teacher-meeting/articleshow/6686501.cms#ixzz126Uj2vnT

    CHENNAI: Following the violence at the Jeppiaar Engineering College, a self-financing technical institution on Old Mahabalipuram Road, the college administration has declared a week’s holiday for its students.

    A parent-teacher meeting will be held before reopening the college on Monday, October 11. “Our college has framed certain rules and regulations to enable us to deliver quality education to students. Both students and parents have signed papers stating they would obey university regulations. So how can students set ablaze the college laboratory,” a college official said.

    Police sources said the unrest among the students was sparked allegedly due to the shifting of its director, N Marie Wilson, to a sister-institution. Wilson, the son-in-law of the college chairman Jeppiaar, was moved out allegedly due to a rift in the family. It has also been alleged that some hostel students indulged in violence as they were unhappy about the strict restrictions imposed on them, which included banning the use of mobile phones on campus.

    A police officer who witnessed the violence said college property worth `20 lakh had been damaged by the students. Cricket stumps, bats and hockey sticks were used to break furniture and windows. Eventually, the police intervened and curbed further violence.

    The college administration is yet to lodge a formal complaint at the Semmanchery police station. “We cannot intervene unless the college files a complaint. A parent-teacher meeting has been arranged on Monday. If in case they fail to resolve the issue, they will definitely approach us,” a police officer said.

    Following the declaration of a week’s holiday, many students returned home. Some of the out-of-state students are boarding with their friends in town. The police had arranged buses to assist students in getting to the railway station and bus terminus.

    Read more: Jeppiar college to reopen a week later with a parent-teacher meeting – The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Jeppiar-college-to-reopen-a-week-later-with-a-parent-teacher-meeting/articleshow/6686501.cms#ixzz126Ues6w2

  2. 1,800 students booked for violence in college

    All Hostel Inmates At Jeppiaar To Be Questioned

    A Selvaraj | TNN

    Chennai: Police have registered a case against 1,800 students of Jeppiaar Engineering College in Semmanchery for allegedly going on the rampage and damaging college properties.
    In the complaint to police,college authorities had blamed the hostel students en masse and not by name for the violence.The college supervisor,Alex H Fready,lodged the complaint alleging that hostel students damaged property worth Rs 1 crore.
    Though the complaint did not mention the names of the students who went on the rampage,it said hostel students indulged in violence.This implicates all the hostel residents both boys and girls.There are 1,000 students residing in the mens hostel and 800 students in womens hostel, said a police officer.
    The college authorities had shut the college for a week following the violence over the shifting of its director,N Marie Wilson,to a sister institution.Wilson,the son-in-law of the college chairman Jeppiaar,was moved out allegedly due to a rift in the family.The hostel students were also allegedly upset over the strict restrictions,including a ban on mobile phones on campus,imposed by the college.
    The college,a self-financing technical institution,will reopen on Monday with a parent-teacher meeting.The college administration has called in the guardians of all the students for the meeting.The police officer probing the violence said,We will question the students in batches once they return to the college on Monday.
    The case was registered under Sections 147 (punishment for rioting),148 (rioting,armed with deadly weapons),336 (acts endangering life or personal safety of others),4 (1) of Tamil Nadu Private Property Damage and Loss Act,427 (mischief causing damage above fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).A police officer who witnessed the violence had told TOI that the students broke furniture and windows with cricket stumps,bats and hockey sticks.The police had to intervene to curb the violence.
    The college administration has taken photographs of the hostels and laboratory ransacked by the students.They also plan to take the parents around on Monday to show the damaged properties and the loss incurred by the college, a college official said.

    WRONG LESSONS: Police intervene to stop the students of Jeppiaar Engineering College from damaging college property (a file pic)

    — Edited by devapriyaji on Tuesday 12th of October 2010 08:58:05 AM

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