In an online petition launched on Change.org, students have urged for the ban of Sri Chaitanya and Narayana institutes in Telangana.
The petition, which was started by Telangana Vidhyarthi Vedika(TVV), is addressed to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and Deputy CM and Education Minister Kadiyam Srihari.
The letter states that the students need to endure harsh conditions at these colleges and end up being victims of mental trauma and depression. “Basically what they do is make students study for 16hours without proper sleeping. And students have to go through mental trauma and psychological unrest that pushing them for suicides. Only in 2017, there were some 47 students committed suicide in these two corporate colleges. These are the students who committed suicide within the college premises. The number can be more than this. (sic),” the petition stated.
“Sri Chaitanya and Narayana hostels are mere jails than academic spaces. Nearly 18 students should stay in the small single room. Students could not question about food. If they do, they will face physical torture. These things have shown up on social media so many times. They don’t allow parents to check the hostels. Students have to get up by 4 am and study till 11 pm.The students will not get any holidays. And the sexual harassments which girl students have to go through are countless.(sic),” it further reads.
Both the institutes have been warned by several panels in the past for providing easier environments to the students and groom them in a more genial way.
The petition has been getting a tremendous response from different quarters, with close to 5850 people already signing the petition. Innumerable students also gave an account of their horrible experiences in the institutes.
The online petition can be found here.
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