Raja Muthiah Medical College students protest… Drinking water, electricity supply stopped!
Students of Raja Muthiah Medical College under Chidambaram Annamalai University have been staging a series of protests on the college campus for the past 47 days.
Students have been engaged in a series of struggles, urging the government to charge the same fees as the other government medical college for students studying in this medicine at the college.
In this regard, the student involved in the protest contacted Youturn and said, “TN Government take over the Raja Muthaia Government Medical College in 2013. I am doing BDS Dental in 2019 Badge. A fee of Rs 2.5 lakh was charged as the case was pending in the court at that time.
Later, the Supreme Court ordered that the Annamalai University Fees Committee could decide the fees, so they charge us a fee of Rs 3.5 lakh (tuition fees only). Also, they increase the remaining 1 lakh as it was 2.5 lakh in the previous years. and it counts 5 lakh totally if other fees are added.
Medical students have been protesting for the last 47 days against the high fees. In all these days of protest, we have held 3 attention seeking struggles to send a petition to Government. We also held a protest near the Government Guest House in Chepauk, Chennai. There is no right response or action on the part of the government.
About 300 students are participating in the college protest. Of these, the number of students is high. The college administration announced an indefinite holiday for everyone to stop the protest and asked them to vacate the hostel. They have stopped providing electricity and drinking water because we have not stopped the struggle. Meals for hostel students were also suspended. We arrange food for ourselves from outside and eat. The college administration has also locked the entrance to the college from the hostels. ”
When contacted by the Dean of Raja Muthiah Medical College regarding the students ’protest, he refused and asked us to contact the Registrar of the College.
When speaking the RMMC registrar Ghanadevan on behalf youturn, “Students demand is to pass a Government order regarding this issue, our students do not have any conflict with us. The administration has given indefinite leave to the college in view of the extraordinary circumstances, as the students continued to protest without coming to the college, ”he said.
Students on the college campus sit with empty buckets and struggle for basic necessities, including drinking water and electricity.
Students are continuing their struggle demanding that the Tamil Nadu government should pass an order directive to implement the fees of Raja Muthiah College as it does in other government colleges.