GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - Students of three engineering colleges affiliated to the Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU) � NITS (Mirza), GIMT and The Royal Global Institute � today staged a protest in front of the ASTU campus, alleging non-fulfilment of their demands by the ASTU authorities.
The protesters alleged that the university authorities have been making frequent changes in the semester rules without any discussion, resulting in the harassment of students. Some students said that they had handed over a memorandum to the ASTU Vice Chancellor over the non-fulfilment of their long-standing demands.
The students� main demands include the withdrawal of the �year back system,� sufficient gap between subsequent exams (mid-semester, end-semester and compartmental exams), change in the marking system (the reason behind their failure as attributed by the students), holding of compartmental exams within 20 days after the declaration of the end-term exams, holding of the back examination in every semester with a reasonable amount of time, maintenance of transparency in all matters regarding decisions taken by the university and prior information to the students about the amendment of rules.
The students warned that if their demands were not fulfilled within a stipulated time, they would be compelled to stage more protests for the redress of their grievances.