Pune: Students of Sinhgad Technical Education Society (STES) got respite as the teachers of Sinhgad Institutes resumed lectures after a Mumbai High Court (HC) order on Thursday.
However, on condition of anonymity, a source informed that the HC judgment made on Thursday was unclear, as no solid decision was taken, except that the teachers were told to resume work.
All the 562 professors, who had filed a petition with HC against the management of STES on the impending salary issue for 15 months, were asked to return to their lectures, while the management was ordered to clear their pending salaries at the latest.
Rejoicing over the decision, advocate Ramesh Dharmavad, a parent of a pharmacy student at Sinhgad Institute, expressed satisfaction and relief, stating that the students will be able to proceed with their curriculum.
“No regular lectures and practicals were conducted due to the strike called by professors on the issues of salary, for the past four months. This had affected students’ academics. Now, we are assured that things will get into place and students won’t suffer any further. The professors have also remarked positively and said they will conduct all lectures until the end of the semester,” said Dharmavad.
“Yes, the lectures resumed from Friday. But the turnout of the class is less for now because many students had gone home, as classes were not being conducted on campus. It should improve by Monday. We have also received our timetable, which mentions schedule for Saturday as well, which means lectures will be conducted on Saturdays to cover up the portion by end of the semester,” said a student of SKN College of Engineering.