Published: 12th December 2017
Caught napping: Saveetha Law School posts CCTV pictures of students playing games, sleeping in class
Despite a parent-teacher meeting, the school authorities have not managed to come to any sort of conclusion or solution
After the massive student protests on Monday, the Saveetha School of Law is hitting back and how! One of the many issues that the students had raised with the administration is the unnecessary installation of CCTV cameras inside the classrooms - the college authorities responded by releasing pictures of students sleeping, playing games on their mobiles and slacking off in class.
These images show students fiddling with their phones, watching videos on their tablets, texting or just sleeping in class while a lecture is on. And the pictures are captioned -"The real reason why students don't want cameras inside the class". The captions sound much like Facebook article headlines. But is this how institutes deal with student issues?
The students alleged that they did not want the cameras because they feel constantly watched and demanded to know why it was needed when there was a teacher in class to supervise them. Now the College is getting back at them.
Nap-time: Image shows students fiddling with their phones, watching videos on their tablets, texting or just sleeping in class while a lecture is on
The tussle between the two doesn't seem to be reaching any sort of ending.
The parent-teacher meeting that was scheduled today allegedly went on for an entire day and no students were allowed to attend it. On the website, the parents were also asked to bring along their 'Aadhar' card for verification!
But it didn't seem to matter because the students claim that none of their queries was addressed except for the affiliation controversy, "Initially, the administration said they have the affiliation but when parents confronted them with proof they said they would get the affiliation within three weeks. But no other queries were responded to, they said they would look into it later," an angry student said.
"We are determined to protest on Wednesday but the administration has sent away all the hostel students. They deprived them of electricity and water, so the students had no other go but to leave. The female students especially suffered a lot with water being cut off from the restrooms as well, which is extremely cruel on the part of the administration," another student said.
Even till about 8pm on Tuesday, parents continued to confront authorities and eventually said that they would file a complaint against the University if they continue to harass the students. "Most parents are lawyers themselves so the administration wasn't able to silence them with their tall claims," a student said.