Baroda’s royal scion joins protests against Gujarat State Higher Education Council Bill – Times of India

Vadodara: Giving a significant ammo to the protestors stressful autonomy of M S University because last 2 months, scion of the erstwhile royal family of Baroda claim Sangramsinh Gaekwad about Saturday joined them about the streets of Vadodara.

Gaekwad arrived from Mumbai about Saturday early morning and led the ‘Satyagruh Kuch’ arranged about MSU’s ‘Sthapana Divas’ (foundation day) as numerous senators, alumni, political leaders, student leaders and teachers march about the roads of the urban area carrying placards and banners of ‘Conserve MSU, Conserve Baroda’. The royal scion came down heavily about the controversial Gujarat claim Better Education Council (GSHEC) Bill 2016 which was just recently passed by the claim assembly.

Former vice-chancellor of MSU Dr Anil Kane and Previous member of the Law Commission of India and Previous dean of MSU’s Faculty of Law professor H C Dholakia likewise joined the march that began from Kalaghoda Circle to the historic crafts faculty dome. At the two the places, Gaekwad and others garlanded statues of Sayajirao to pay their respects. “My fantastic grandfather Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III possessed started numerous movements and one such motion joined the field of education as soon as he laid foundation of Baroda College in 1881,” he said.

“From 1949 onwards, as soon as it got registered as a university, till today, it has actually executed really well. It has actually functioned autonomously and it is globe famous. Why adjustment that?” he questioned.

“MSU is the oldest university and the just English medium university of Gujarat. Whoever involved (GSHEC Bill 2016) ought to know that it is since it is an English medium university that graduates from right here can easily go anywhere worldwide to grab jobs. Besides, has actually it executed everything incorrect to face such a situation?” he added, stressing that university’s existing autonomy ought to continue.

Former VC, Kane said, “Nobody featuring the federal government has actually the ideal to dictate exactly what universities ought to teach and exactly what it ought to not. We live in land where Nalanda and Takshashila universities possessed thrived. And they flourished since they were independent. If there is no autonomy, there cannot be any type of development.” Dholakia about the various other hand pointed out the controversial provisions of the bill which he said ought to be revoked. “The claim council as proposed in the bill is finish governmentalization of a physique that should be independent,” he said. As every the bill, the governing council will certainly have actually chief minister as chairman, education minister as vice-chairman, MoS for education as co-vice-chairman apart from seven secretaries, 3 commissioners and 5 government-appointed vice-chancellors. “However there is no role of academicians,” included Dholakia.