The students of the BSc BTech degree of the university at its Rajabazar campus are not being allowed by a number of private companies and PSUs to appear for any entrance examination or interview for jobs.
“There should be equality of opportunity for our students. They can be rejected after an interview but since the degree is duly recognised by AICTE there can be no discrimination against our students,” said Suranjan Das, Vice-Chancellor of the University.
According to the V-C, the university will form a committee comprising the dean of students along with students’ representatives who will go to various companies to put forward the point that their degree is equivalent to the four years BTech programme.
Das also said that he had written a letter to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the state government on Wednesday apprising them about the recent developments.
According to the university authorities, so far Indian Railways, PSUs like DVC and PDCL have not given the CU students an equal opportunity and denied them a chance to appear in the entrance examination.
In December 2009, the state higher education department had come out with a circular stating that the course is equivalent to any engineering degree. According to university authorities, AICTE has granted permission for admission to the courses till 2010.
Interestingly, even state government PSU like PDCL are denying an opportunity to CU students to compete with the other engineering students.
“One of our students has appealed in the court on this issue and we will submit an affidavit in due course of time in support of him,” said the vice-chancellor.
On Wednesday, the students at the Rajabazar campus did not allow the UGC team to visit the campus.