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National College restarts history course

Image result for national college trichyHERE comes good news for all the till-now-bewildered class X11 students who have been running from pillar-to-post to get admission in the History Department of National College, Tiruchy (NCT), as its manage-ment has agreed to admit stu-dents for the BA History programme for academic year 2017-18. In a press release, K Raghunathan, college secretary, said, The management is pleased to inform that it will start admission to the government-aided undergraduate first year BA History programme for the academic year 2016-17, which was temporarily suspended for want of professors.' Overwhelmed by the response from the college management, B Sellappandi, one of the students who earlier submitted a petition to the Regional Joint Di-rector of Collegiate Ed-ucation (RJDCE), Sots Tiruchy, on the non-ad-mission of students to the history course, said his efforts paid off. "I am really happy the college has agreed to admit us," said Sellappandi. Another student who took this issue with the District Col lector K Rajamani during a weekly grievance meet is a happy person now that his plea was answered by the college management, and the student would now be able to get a seat in the history course. The non-admission in the course which the college earlier cited was because of lack of staff members in the department and because the existing
teachers cannot manage the new set of students, if admitted. So, the college management temporarily suspended the History course admission. This caused a huge uproar among the members of the As-sociation of University Teachers (AUT) that many said was the same when the Philosophy Department was wound up in 2012, which the college said was owing to lack of students. The two staff members from History department retired from service in 2016, and there have since been no new teachers recruited by the college. It was only in recent times the college roped in additional staff. J Manjula, director of Collegiate Education (DCE) and MM Senthamizhselvi, Re-gional Joint Director of Collegiate Education (RJDCE),Tiruchy, were continuously intimating the college not to stop the admission for the history course, and ms that college could ask for additional staff members, if needed. The deci-sion to restart the admission for the history course comes after a discussion between Sunil Pali-wal, Higher Education Secretary, and V Krishnamurthy, col-lege president, in which both agreed to work together to re-solve all pending issues related to the subject The college committee meet on Apri129, 2017, decided to tem-porarily suspend admission for the academic year 2017-18. Speaking to Express, MM Senthamizhselvi, Regional Joint Director of Collegiate Education, said the move will benefit class XII pass-outs.

Source epaper.newindianexpress.com//c/205824 

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