GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - The Cotton College Teachers� Association (CCTA) adopted a resolution at its December 7 general body meeting to launch a non-cooperation agitation in protest against the failure of the Cotton College State University (CCSU) authorities to recognise the teachers of the college as post-graduate faculty with immediate effect.
The CCSU has been utilising the services of the Cotton College teachers in running PG classes since inception of the university three years back. But these teachers are deprived of due recognition as PG teachers, the CCTA alleged.
According to CCTA sources, the teachers of the college have automatically been recognised by the State government as post-graduate teachers, which is evident from its according recognition to the college as a post-graduate institution and also as a centre of excellence.
But, the Cotton College State University Act has downgraded the status of Cotton College into a constituent college of the CCSU, instead of fulfilling the popular demand for upgrading it into a university.
The December 7 meeting of the CCTA demanded a written commitment from the Vice Chancellor of the CCSU to recognise all the existing faculty members of Cotton College as post-graduate teachers on a permanent basis.
The meeting also pointed to the fact that the CCSU Act, in its Section 2 (l), also provides that Cotton College also can �impart post-graduate teaching�.
The meeting resented the discriminatory treatment meted out to the Cotton College teachers in academic matters and called for equal treatment to the faculty members of both Cotton College and CCSU.
The Executive Council of the CCSU at its February 8, 2015 meeting called for creation of an integrated institution merging the college with the CCSU. Earlier, a three-member working group, constituted by the State government, also recommended developing the college and the CCSU into a single entity, accommodating the existing teachers of the college with a guarantee to their existing services, pension and privileges.