HYDERABAD: The principal of Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology () on Sunday rusticated 12 students and suspended another 14 for organizing protests against on campus.
Various charges such as disrupting classes, threatening students, obstructing peaceful conduct of examinations, tearing of examination sheets, vandalism, bringing outside elements into campus, among others, were laid against the students.

“The students are rusticated from the campus of CBIT, Kokapet Village, Gandipet, for 16 days from August 27 to September 11 (both days inclusive) and necessary instructions will be issued to the security personnel, law enforcement authorities and transport personnel to not allow them into the campus or use the college buses except on the dates of the enquiry or on prior appointment of the principal,” read the circular released by CBIT.

It further asked the rusticated students, along with their parents, to appear before the enquiry committee on September 10 and 11 to show cause why they should not be rusticated for the duration of the entire semester.

“If the above students and their parents do not attend the said enquiry, it will be presumed that they have no explanation to offer to this notice and appropriate action will be taken by the college authorities,” said principal P Ravinder Reddy vide the circular.

14 students suspended for 11 days

Meanwhile, 14 students belonging to second and third year engineering batches were suspended for 11 days from August 27 to September 6 for helping and encouraging the 12 rusticated students between August 20 and August 25 during protests organized on campus.

The suspended students, along with their parents, are asked to appear before the enquiry committee on September 5 and 6 to show cause why they should not be suspended for further period of two weeks. After hearing about the rustication and suspension of students, the Joint Action Committee for Engineering Colleges Parents members decided to organize a meeting on Monday to frame action plan.
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