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Violent protest by FDDI students; Buses, premises damaged
Friday April 22, 2016 0:03 AM, Agencies

Around 200 students of Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) on Thursday went on the rampage ransacking the premises and damaging two buses in protest against alleged failure of the Institute to give them degree instead of diploma.

The students smashed the plant pots and glasses at the reception and damaged the two buses, news agency PTI reported.

The students said they were promised degree and they had paid the amount too but were not given degree even after completion of courses.

FDDI administration then called in the police, after which ASP Gaurav Grover, DSP Anup Singh and city magistrate Bachhu Singh reached site and pacified the agitating students.

FDDI had signed an MoU with Mewar university for degree in 2012. But last year, UGC had termed the MoU as illegal.

Since then, the students were protesting.

From 2012 and 2014, around 3,609 students had taken admission. FDDI only provide diploma courses. For each semester, students claim to have paid fee of Rs.85,000 though under the MoU fee was Rs.56,000.

In the absence of degrees, several students claim they were not getting jobs.

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