Violent clashes among students has rocked the School of Excellence of Tamil Nadu and Dr Ambedkar Law University, resulting in injuries and registration of a criminal case. The campus has been indefinitely closed and all examinations cancelled since Monday.
Times of India reports that this comes just a month after shifting to the Taramani campus, which had been inaugurated by chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
It all began with an attack on two first-year students by their seniors in the three-year stream on Friday afternoon.
Even as the injured students were preparing to file a complaint with the university authorities, their batch-mates were engaged in a fight with their counterparts in the three-year stream on Monday afternoon. The fight erupted around 3pm, moments after a mid-semester examination.
Because of this, the third session of the mid-semester examination scheduled for 3 - 4.30pm was deferred. A meeting of the staff and heads of department then decided to indefinitely close the School Of Excellence in Law.
An inquiry committee decided to suspend three students involved in the fight.
The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry reminded that students named in the FIR would not be allowed to be enrolled as lawyers if cases are pending against them at the time of enrolment.