Imagine studying in a university that has two “official” websites and two managements. One day you receive an email telling you to attend special classes on certain dates. Few days later another circular cancels these, and tells you exams will be held a few weeks later. Soon another email follows telling you those exam results will not be counted.
This is the horrible mess that students face at Alliance University, thanks to a feud between members of the Angur family that own the university.
The university has over 7,000 students and offers over 30 courses in business, law, engineering and design and performing arts.
The trouble started when allegations were made in 2015 against Madhukar Angur, the founder-director and university’s chancellor. After cases of rape were slapped against him, he was replaced by his brother Sudhir Angur as the university’s chancellor in March 2015.
Several students alleged that virtually no classes have resumed since the college was shut for Dasara vacations on September 30.
“On September 28, Madhukar Angur stormed the gates of the varsity and forcefully resumed office as the university’s chancellor. All the teachers were dragged out of the campus and new teachers were brought in. Policemen as well as goons were roaming around in the campus,” alleged one of the varsity’s students.
After the ruckus, classes never resumed, allege students.