The ugly battle between two groups of educational institutions came to fore on Saturday in Andhra Pradesh, with the parents of a student alleging that their son had been abducted by staffers of the Sri Chaitanya Junior College.
This comes even as the Sri Chaitanya Educational Institutions and the Narayana Group of Educational Institutions have been accusing each other of following deceitful practices to lure top ranking students, despite having a joint educational venture called CHAINA.
A case under Section 363 (Punishment for kidnapping) of the IPC was booked at the Nellore One Town police station, after the parents of a student filed a complaint, The New Indian Express reported.
According to the report, Md Fazil Ahmed and two other Class 10 students, who were studying at the Dhanalakshmipuram IIT Olympiad School were lured into joining the Sri Chaitanya Junior College during the Deepavali holidays.
Fazil’s father reportedly filed the complaint after it emerged that his son was admitted to Sri Chaitanya Junior College instead of a CHAINA institution.
The management of the Sri Chaitanya group, however, has accused the Narayana group management of pressurising parents to falsely complain against it, as a form of harassment.
B Sushma, Academic Director of the Sri Chaitanya Junior Colleges, told media persons, “We have had enough of this harassment and we want to put an end to it.”
She claimed that the parents had admitted the students to the Sri Chaitanya Junior College in Madhapur, but had now complained against it because they were being pressurised. She also accused State Minister P Narayana, promoter of the Narayana Educational Institutions, of misusing his post.
She said that despite the two educational groups running a joint educational venture called CHINA, they had been facing problems from the Narayana management for some years.
However, Narayana Group of Educational Institutions General Manager V Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy accused the Sri Chaitanya group of repeatedly poaching their best students.“Assistant General Manager Parthasarathy of Sri Chaitanya Institutions picked up the students from their respective houses during Diwali holidays offering them seats in the group’s Hyderabad branch,” TNIE quoted him as saying.