Pune: After the incidents in Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES), this year overall results of students in Sinhgad institutes have gone down by over 30 per cent. The institute declared the results of first year engineering students on Wednesday.
In NBN Sinhgad School of Engineering (NBNSSOE), 480 students appeared for the exam out of which only 114 students cleared all subjects while 165 students failed in all subjects and 201 were allowed to keep terms (ATKT). In Smt Kashibai Navale College of Engineering (SKNCOE), 629 students passed in all subjects out of the 1,063 which appeared. Out of these students, 116 failed and 306 students got ATKT.
Sinhgad College of Engineering (SCOE) had 1,187 appeared students and only 546 have passed, 974 received ATKT and 213 failed. Similar results were observed in eight more colleges belonging to the same institute.
“This year’s results are considerably less compared to previous year’s. Main reason for this fall is teachers’ protests that went on for several months. Students have not been getting enough knowledge on engineering due to inadequate staffers. Teaching staff were unsatisfied because of non-payment of salary for 18 months which affected their performance,” said Mahesh Tanpure, who was part of the protest and his service was terminated recently.
Parents meet CM Devendra Fadnavis
Parents of students studying in Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES) met Chief Minister (CM) Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday to seek justice on the alleged malpractices done by the STES management.
They submitted a letter stating that the college has been forcefully demanding that the parents pay fees of the entire year at once.
In the letter, the parents said though the fees of all students have been paid for the years 2016-17 and 2017-18, the institute has not paid salaries to its teaching staff. The professors staged several protests against it. However, the institute’s attitude towards the welfare of students, teachers and parents is not correct and so the parents have lost faith in the higher authorities of STES.
The parents appealed to the CM to look into the matter and suggested that if the fees are paid in four to five installments, it will prevent misuse of money by the institute.
“First of all the dispute between professors and management has affected the academic conduct of students. For past two months, none of the classes have been conducted and students are missing out on their academics. On this the management is insisting on full payment of fees which technically can be paid in installments,” said Ramesh Dharmavat, an advocate and a parent.
The parents, in a complaint registered with Sinhgad Road police station on February 21, 2018, alleged that the institute has cheated them. They complained about STES pressurising them to pay one year’s fees in one installment. The parents alleged that STES has been collecting fees and diverting the money into various businesses.