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Admin keeps quiet as KIIT evacuated in state of emergency: Brutal riots between engineering, law students injure dozens

Picture in aftermath of KIIT campus bloodshed, yesterdayPicture in aftermath of KIIT campus bloodshed, yesterday

Nearly all 400-odd law students and a number of engineering students of KIIT Bhubaneswar were evacuated from campus last night, following several days of tensions and violent clashes with the engineering college.

The clashes had seen at least 22 students admitted to hospital for injuries, according to one student. Two law students had been admitted to the intensive care units (ICU), who are apparently fine now, according to the law school source, who declined to be named.

Meanwhile, fake news has been making the rounds too in the chaos. One message had been circulated amongst students on WhatsApp and on social media and falsely claimed that a student had died in the violence. This is not true, according to our sources.

The amount of misinformation and rumour circulating on social media and WhatsApp has acted to further inflame tensions and rally support, with some messages having predicted that 9,000 engineering students were to descend on the law school campus.

We have reached out to KIIT registrar Prof Sasmita Samanta by messages and phone call yesterday and today, but have received no response.

Update 14:50: We have also reached out to KIIT law school director Prof NK Chakrabarti and dean Prof Prafulla Chandra Mishra for comment, after publication.

According to several students, the KIIT administration had been trying to bury the story in local media and had failed in its duty. One alumni posted on Facebook:

Dear All KIIT Students, I am an ex-student of KIIT School of Law, KIIT University. This is to bring to everyone’s notice that KIIT Administration has failed to do it’s duty and there is no adminstration to monitor the safety and security of students studying at KIIT.

A case in point: administration member and director of KIIT’s student activity centre Sucheta Priyabadini, posted on Facebook around 1pm today that “nothing has happened to any students and campus”:

An incident of Eve- Teasing was reported day before yesterday as a consequence of which brawl arose between two group of students. Tension arose and was sorted without any delay. Yesterday it erupted again with the same 2 groups of students at conflict. To avoid further untoward incident we vacated the hostels located close to each other. After that it has been back to normal. No further incident has happened as it’s blown out of proportion in social media by vested interests. Nothing has happened to any students and campus. The protection and security of our students is our priority.

The photos and videos available on social media told a different story, with several videos graphically portray mobs of (allegedly engineering) students savagely beating other students with long sticks, pelting stones and other objects for minutes at a time.

What happened

Stones and sticks pelted at hostelStones and sticks pelted at hostel

The chaotic situation has made it hard to separate claims and counter-claims, but according to most accounts, this is what happened.

Things had started off on Friday (23 November) after a student of KIIT’s engineering school had allegedly harassed a female KIIT law student.

According to several reports of students and on social media, law students in the evening confronted the engineering students at the adjoining engineering hostel to get the alleged harasser to apologise.

By Saturday, 24 November, engineering students - who greatly outnumber the roughly 400 law students at the 20,000-odd student university - began attacking law students with makeshift weapons, according to student accounts.

The Quint has reported that the SRPF has now been deployed, according to the Quint.

Some engineering students have apparently claimed that the law students had begun the violence, while law students claim that the engineers had kicked it off.

This is an account posted yesterday from a Facebook page called Deadly Law, run by KIIT alumnus and Calcutta high court advocate Dilawar Khan:

This is here to bring into notice of all the people reading this. Yesterday, outside the campus of KIIT school of law, Bhubaneswar, a female student from school of law was teased by few students from Engineering department. The students of law, showing their composure, immediately demanded the alleged students outside their hostel to say sorry, which happened only after nearly 3 hours.

In its repercussion, the students of the engineering branch gathered in hundreds at the gates of the law college, and starting pelting stones, bottles, and even knives. Later, the rioters entered into one of the law hostels, bashed unaware students with stones and bats. Atleast 22 students are now in hospital.

However the authorities are in no mood to take any strict action and are just trying to supress the matter.

Below is a video of how unaware law students were brutally beaten up by students of engineering.

All of this happened because the authorities are very linient in taking the safety of students of law seriously and are just concerned with their own reputation which is already being tarnished.

The students of law were humble enough yesterday, to not use violence to resolve the matter. As a result, the students were beaten up and even authorities are not cooperative.

Please share this post to stand in solidarity with our fellow law students at KIIT School of Law, and to let people know how the institution treats the security of its students.

Link to post and video here (warning, contains graphic, violent video content of students trapped in an open lift, assaulted by a mob with sticks).

Deadly Law added today:

What happened yesterday at the School of Law, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar was not only horribly wrong, but also shameful. The preparators of the attack not only did attack the students, they used their numeric strength to defame the female student who was harassed day before yesterday, circulating her name and photo on whatsapp to instigate people against her and target her.

Despite all the clashes of yesterday, with so many students injured, the authorities failed to stop the rising mob, who again threatened to attack the campus at night.

As a result, the campus of KIIT School of Law has been vacated in the middle of the night. Everyone, including students of First Year who are new to the city, and all the female students were taken to Railway station and Airport through buses with no specific destination to go and were left there in the middle of the night. Yes, the institute left all of their students in the middle of night, brushing off their duty.

The very fact that the institute took the rioting engineering students as well as Law students, both, to the Railway station tells a story about how the institute has just brushed off their duty by leaving all the clashing students out of their campus. Yes, they dropped both the lot of students at the SAME place.

The print media had a word with just the Btech students, as a result, the local newspapers are filled with lies and manipulations with illogical arguments like the students of law threw a beer bottle on them that instigated the fight. However it is a clear fact that ‘They’ assembled in hundreds and law students cant roam with beer bottles in campus. We all have witnessed yesterday how they came with stones and weapons inside the campus.

FIR has been lodged, Petitions are being drafted. The institute has failed brutally to perform its duties. The institute failed to support a student who was harassed. Had the authorities acted promptly and brought the alleged student out of the hostel the moment it started, the matter would have ended then and there. They delayed it for nearly 3 hours to the point where the students of law had to call the police. The Law students are around 400 in an institute where engineering students are around 10 thousand.

If you go to the previous post you will find people with fake IDs commenting on the moral character of the female student. They already have circulated her photos and name throughout the university. This not only tells their mentality, but also tells how hell bent they are to deviate it from the fact that their student initiated this entire scenario of chaos.

Update: KIIT had released the following statement on Sunday:

KIIT statement

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Like +18 Object -9 Guest 25 Nov 18, 14:57  interesting  controversial
And one of the people in charge of this admin is now being considered as the most promising candidate for a VC position at a top tier NLU now. This is the state of legal education in this country!
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Like +11 Object -19 Kalaghoda 25 Nov 18, 16:27  controversial
Not fair to blame the director. He doesn't have autonomy in the matter. The owners are taking the decision. Directors in a private law College with an owner like Achyuta Samanta would be quite helpless. Those who are blaming him are simply jealous of his chances at NUJS, not because of some imaginary connection with Mamata but because he will be frontrunner in any NLU for VC ship simply based on his CV and academic credentials. Requesting Kian to stop the name calling and character assassination on an innocent person. I personally know and greatly admire professor chakrobarti for his progressive views and great administrative acumen which nujs dearly needs now. Don't take my word for it, ask his students at KIIT.
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Like +13 Object -10 Noojie 25 Nov 18, 17:57  controversial
We did. Nobody there had anything good to say about him. If you give us our name, we will ask you too officially. And the founder-owner is not supposed to look into day-to-day running of the university, nor does he. If the director feels helpless about ensuring safety of the students, why doesn't he issue a statement to that effect, if not resign? All he has done is to distance himself from the whole event. Speaks volumes about a person.
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Like +14 Object -5 Alsemi 25 Nov 18, 18:59  interesting  controversial
Did you? As an individual or as SJA? Why doesn't SJA make it's finding available instead of doing mudslinging on legallyindia?
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Like +8 Object -7 Guest 25 Nov 18, 19:41  controversial
Is it mudslinging that while students from his current university were being asked to vacate the hostel at 2 a.m. in the night, he was happily staying away in Kolkata, probably lobbying for the VC position? What findings do you want the SJA to make public? No law student at KIIT has anything good to say about him and that's a fact.
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Like +15 Object -9 nonsense 25 Nov 18, 20:33  interesting  controversial
what are you suggesting here? Is it that NKC knew in advance that these events would break out and he kept himself away from that place despite knowing it?

Or that when he came to know about it at 02.00 AM he should magically appear at KIIT in a moments time when he is nowhere near the place? if indeed these developments took place late into the night, there is nothing much that he could have done to present himself physically at KIIT at that hour.

And what if I told you that there are plenty of students at KIIT who has good things to say about him? his is now just your word against mine and purely speculative. It is unfortunate that the comments section of this website is being used to malign people. The least that the owners/editors can do is not to allow anonymous comments.

Its also quite obvious that its some faculty from NUJS who are writing these comments maligning Prof. NKC. everyone knows that a rather particular professor at NUJS is scared knowing that NKC might become the next VC because NKC wrote to NUJS about he must not be allowed to guide any doctoral candidates. NUJS students are stupid to fall for all the nonsense that this chap is spreading about NKC. He is a tough administrator and a no-nonsense, honest guy - the kind of person that most of the faculty at NUJS are scared of being in charge because they know that he will not let them get away with the nonsense that they do.
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Like +7 Object -8 Guest 25 Nov 18, 21:38  controversial
The evacuation didn't take place at a moment's notice at all. The admin chose to take that action. And it's not unreasonable that in emergency scenarios like this, the admin in charge would rush back from wherever he may be, to stand beside the students and ensure their safety. No matter how much peans of this guy you may sing, this whole episode reveals his lousy admin capability. As for plenty of students to say good things about him, care to name a few? Obviously the ones we spoke to didn't have anything good to say, so understandably they won't go on record. But you seem to know many students including yourself who have good things to say about him. Why not reveal their and your identity?
Tough, no-nonsense admin students under whose care have their safety compromised in this fashion? I'd rather he stays away from NUJS and displays his toughness elsewhere. Not even NLUO would have him and there surely the 'cultural fit' would have been max, right? In fact, your continuing references to NUJS people makes one think you are actually from inside NUJS, no doubt one of the government stooges hell-bent on handing the place over to the state on a platter by putting puppet VCs here.
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Like +12 Object -5 kunalk 25 Nov 18, 23:21  interesting  controversial
How do you know so much about KIIT? Clearly you know jackshit. Dont spread false rumours about KIIT.
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Like +6 Object -8 Guest 25 Nov 18, 23:44  controversial
There are enough problematic truths about KIIT that's out in the open already, so one need not spread any rumour at all.
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Like +2 Object -4 Oh ho 26 Nov 18, 07:29
If you guys really like the academic director so much, why are you so excited about his leaving KIIT and joining NUJS?

I would imagine that you would be glad if he is not made the VC.
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Like +10 Object -6 kunalk 25 Nov 18, 23:18  controversial
NKC is the academic director. There is a student affairs director at KIIT who is responsible for hostels and such other decisions. NKC has zero power over such things. NUJS faculty members with zero idea about NKC are maligning him. utmost unfortunate.
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Like +3 Object -8 Guest 25 Nov 18, 23:45
Okay, the academic director can subsequently vet the students CGPA to figure out who gets to be admitted back to hostel.
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Like +4 Object -1 Guest 26 Nov 18, 00:40
Hi person from NUJS. I have read your conversation with the guy from KIIT with keen interest. I was able to see the argument presented by each side, till now. However, I failed to see the meaning of this - do you mean that only people above a certain CGPA should be allowed into the hostel?
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Like +1 Object -5 Guest 26 Nov 18, 12:31
It was sarcasm, in case you failed to get it.
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Like +7 Object -0 Guest 26 Nov 18, 22:03  interesting
Sarcasm is also supposed to make sense. The argument was nonsense.
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Like +8 Object -4 basanti 25 Nov 18, 23:50
Interestingly not a single KIIT student is attacking NKC here. Only NUJS faculty members. One must wonder why.
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Like +3 Object -5 Guest 26 Nov 18, 00:13
Probably because the students are still too busy to figure out where to live now that they have been forced to vacate the hostel? Your assumption of all commentators being 'NUJS people' and 'faculty' from NUJS is just as full of holes as your bootlicking is transparent. Unless you are the Director himself commenting under pseudonyms, which would make it pathetic too.
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Like +6 Object -3 kunalk 25 Nov 18, 23:20
If you really care, ask the nujs alumni in KIIT faculty about their opinion. There are several of them over there given that KIIT is one of the best paymasters amongst law colleges in India.
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Like +4 Object -6 Guest 25 Nov 18, 23:35
You must mean people who have done their LLM from NUJS and not LLB. And it seems you are one of them, who wants to stay in the good books of NKC and make a shift to NUJS as soon as possible. Which explains all the bootlicking.
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Like +2 Object -7 Guest 25 Nov 18, 23:36
Best paymaster? ROFL. Aside from the inaccuracy, the very usage of the term paymaster to a university reveals your sad mentality and exposes you as one of the teachers at KIIT who now wants to level up to NUJS along with NKC the mentor.
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Like +3 Object -3 basanti 25 Nov 18, 23:35
Why exactly were you investigating NKC even before he applied or was selected? Really scared arent you?
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Like +6 Object -3 Guest 25 Nov 18, 23:41
One should wait to investigate after a person is selected to a post? Is that what KIIT has been teaching by way of logic these days? NKC has been applying to NUJS positions in vain for a long time now. Nothing new about that.
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Like +2 Object -4 Kalaghoda 26 Nov 18, 02:45
That's an illogical thing to do, unless you already had some sort of beef with nkc. In which case it is evident that you have vested interest and you have no credibility in the matter.
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Like +2 Object -4 Guest 26 Nov 18, 12:43
Your sense of logic is commendable indeed. Is that why you failed to crack CLAT?
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Like +3 Object -0 basanti 27 Nov 18, 14:27
cracking clat doesnt make you superior. And it is your lack of logic that is evident. You are attacking ad hominem straying from the question because you have no answer. Clearly this is what you get to learn at NUJS due to massive feud amoungst students and teachers.
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Like +6 Object -7 Guest 25 Nov 18, 18:07  controversial
Then why was he not selected for RMLNLU?? His name is listed on the RMLNLU website has being among the applicants.
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Like +4 Object -4 Mnlu 25 Nov 18, 18:56
He was selected at MNLU for VC position in August as selection committee recommended him. However, the chancellor has not confirmed him yet because they are waiting for a Marathi manus. In rmlnlu also he was a front runner but they preferred someone from DU considering it a better cultural fit. Are you saying all these places have Mamata influencing on his behalf? You guys have completely bought into the shit doled out to you by AKP and his chamchas.
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Like +5 Object -5 Guest 25 Nov 18, 19:42  controversial
Apparently you know everything about why all selection committees never end up selecting up. Which may or may not be true. We just think he won't be a good fit here either. So he should try sending his CV somewhere else.
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Like +10 Object -5 guest2 25 Nov 18, 20:36  interesting  controversial
and how and why do you know that he wont be a good fit? do you possess such divine providence that you know everything (including details of why he was not selected as the VC in other places too). You can't produce one sensible explanation for why he was not selected - and you have no sensible response to an explanation offered by another person.

it is clear that you dont want him because you are scared of him. you must be one of those useless faculty at NUJS
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Like +6 Object -4 Guest 25 Nov 18, 21:45
This person has been to NUJS on several occasions over the years. Has never appeared to be impressive from any angle, including his speeches. I dare you to name a single person from NUJS, faculty or student alike, who have found him satisfactory and fit for being the next VC. He may be an improvement on PIB, but that almost anybody would be. His affinity towards the state government at a time when NUJS is anyway under pressure from the state, is also quite ominous.
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Like +7 Object -5 basanti 25 Nov 18, 23:39  controversial
I dare you to name yourself. Don't write illogical crap here. Let the selection committee decide. You are just a very scared professor afraid of his job, but by writing this you are only exposing yourself.
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Like +8 Object -0 Badriprasad 25 Nov 18, 23:51  interesting
I agree about the unimpressive bit. But then, the same can be said about most of the senior faculty at NUJS too, with maybe a couple exceptions.
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Like +3 Object -2 Kalaghoda 26 Nov 18, 02:47
Why can't you wait for the selection committee to decide? What is this abnormal fear?
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Like +1 Object -4 Guest 26 Nov 18, 12:45
Why can't you follow your own advice? Wait till the committee has selected him before you continue your brown-nosing?
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Like +3 Object -0 Alam 27 Nov 18, 12:55
You are the one who is trying to malign a man. Others are merely responding. Why are you so hyper and nasty?
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Like +5 Object -3 Lalaji 25 Nov 18, 22:37
Anyway nobody better is applying to nujs, and exactly for this reason that whoever outside the selected circle of justice league applies for VC position will be maligned. Not only NKCs name was selectively leaked as VC applicant, you have also unleashed your propaganda machinery against him
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Like +3 Object -0 Kalaghoda 25 Nov 18, 23:04
True even our homegrown Manoj Kumar Sinha stayed out of the fray
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Like +3 Object -5 Guest 25 Nov 18, 23:22
It's not been selectively leaked, he's the only applicant who's bragged about it to people around him.
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Like +5 Object -3 basanti 25 Nov 18, 23:40
So are you claiming to be a person around him? Who brags about applying?
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Like +22 Object -1 Shame 25 Nov 18, 15:17  interesting  top rated
Shame on the KIIT admin. Shame on them for the lack of security, for trying to brush the matter under the carpet, and for evading sexual harassment for so long.

Shame on the KIIT engineering students who are justifying this gruesome, bloody, muderous attack with 'tit for tat.

Shame on our education system. We have failed the kids.
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Like +4 Object -9 prefer not to tell 25 Nov 18, 16:15
plz stop this bullshit of accussing only the btech students.
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Like +7 Object -2 Oracle 25 Nov 18, 15:18  interesting
[...] KIIT group itself has been trying to curry favour with M. Heads are expected to roll if there is sustained media spotlight and students must ensure that it happens. Potential deal includes [...] leaving KIIT Law (which will placate the KITT students somewhat) and become the catspaw VC at NUJS.

But will Noojies accept [...] or send him back as the CNLU did to PIB?
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Like +6 Object -1 Guest 25 Nov 18, 15:20  interesting
This is what happens when merit-based admissions are diluted in favour of domicile quota/management quota/capitation fee candidates. Sorry but it's true. Applies to all universities in all disciplines, from JNU to Jindal.
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Like +3 Object -1 Agreed but 27 Nov 18, 05:46
Jnu doesn't have domicile/management or capitation fees quota
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Like +0 Object -1 Worse 27 Nov 18, 12:15
It has much worse. Been there, seen that.

If you really spend sometime on campus and talk to people there, you will be surprised. There are people who are really good but most (majority) are a little further below average.
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Like +3 Object -0 Guest 27 Nov 18, 13:57
Well done on fact-checking the comment. The original commentor has now, like all good law students, doubled-down on a baseless first comment by adding a second that is more difficult to fact-check and is vague enough to apply to most institutions especially if one suffers from a god-complex.
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Like +2 Object -1 Guest 25 Nov 18, 15:32
Pease ignore a twitter message being circulated claiming that the law students killed an engineering student. It is total fake news.
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Like +3 Object -1 KSOL student 25 Nov 18, 15:39
It is true that our Dean may be leaving soon to become the VC of an NLU, but he should support us These engineering students have a reputation for violence, ragging etc and are 100% at fault. A girl was sexually harassed.
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Like +0 Object -0 Wow! 27 Nov 18, 19:27
Wow! Clean slate!
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Like +8 Object -4 insider 25 Nov 18, 16:44
KIIT going the NUJS way. Few days ago NUJS students beat each other up with iron rods and glass shards. Looks like they taught KIIT the right precedent.
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Like +6 Object -5 Outsider 25 Nov 18, 23:39  controversial
Let me tell you what NUJS way has been lately. We (and I restrict this term to only students) supported HNLU folks to stand firm and throw out a corrupt VC. We are far from being perfect but we our reputation is so strong that the state govt has to come up with elaborate plans (in 2016 and 2018) to dilute the autonomy of our institution. Yet to succeed.

Even after installing Lord Taluk and despite the combined might of the Infinity Stones in the Gauntlet called EC, the state govt had to adopt subterfuge to amendments passed. So afraid that they reschedule EC to dates when we are away from campus. We are the reason why many VCs in NLUs fear student insurrections against their corrupt administrations.

As regards the brawl, Lord Taluk wanted to go easy because he received "calls" and it was due to the strong stand of our student body and a section of the faculty that an inquiry was set up immediately. Lord Taluk was not given an option to run this inquiry as he has done with others. Therefore students were handed out tough punishments.

Will admin and faculty heads roll at KIIT or will students, guilty/not so guilty and other categories be scapegoated depending on who can or could not manage "calls"? If the latter happens, I will agree that KIIT is going the NUJS way. Because Lord Taluk responds to two things - "calls" and PA.
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Like +3 Object -5 Guest 25 Nov 18, 23:42
Only difference being immediate action was taken against the offenders instead of throwing victims out of the hostel in the middle of the night or having to call SRPF on campus to stop violence. That's vintage KIIT.
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Like +3 Object -0 Guest 26 Nov 18, 22:07
If something happens once, can it be considered vintage?
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Like +8 Object -7 kunalk 25 Nov 18, 16:57  controversial
Wow, the justice league at NUJS seizes the moment to derail the chances of the leading candidate, as if Prof. Chakrobarti is not meritorious enough to get the job on his own and needs politicians to intervene on his behalf. What nonesense! Please stop this ugly propaganda and let the selection committee do its job. LegallyIndia please dont allow these ugly and irrelevant comments made with a specific agenda to use your platform. Its unbecoming.
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Like +5 Object -3 Guest 25 Nov 18, 17:51
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meritorious enough to get the job on his own
LOLZ
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Like +5 Object -3 guest2 25 Nov 18, 20:37
how about a proper response rather than some one line troll.
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Like +4 Object -3 Guest 25 Nov 18, 21:41
Not good enough. No proven NLU admin capability. The institution where he's now isn't any great shakes at anything despite no lack of funds. Even there, students don't say anything good about him. Proven pro-state mentality, which no autonomous institution needs. How many more reasons do you want?
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Like +4 Object -0 Guest 26 Nov 18, 01:01
"Proven pro-state mentality, which no autonomous institution needs."

That comma is not needed. Just like NKC.
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Like +2 Object -4 Guest 25 Nov 18, 17:15
Coming to fight with few students having a strength of more than 500+ b.tech students have done such a heroic task . Hats off. They have shown their low standards and even low by spreading lies to created hatred and anger and ultimately more violence. Shame
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Like +4 Object -2 Guest 25 Nov 18, 20:38
LI, LiveLaw and Bar & Bench have all now reported on the KIIT clash after the social media leaks. The news is getting bigger and should make it to mainstream media soon. People are tweeting on how admission standards were comprised in exchange for donations. This will certainly make it difficult for You Know Who lobbying for the position of You Know What.
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Like +15 Object -17 Guest 25 Nov 18, 21:00  controversial
The riots are an example of the aggressive North Indian machismo culture that we have been seeing in Modi's India -- extreme Hindutva, lynching, hate speech, misogyny etc. You can see from the videos that the BTech students are speaking in Hindi rather than Odia. You can also see from the Twitter messages of these students that they are aggressive Hindutva-ites and Modi supporters from the Hindi belt.
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Like +13 Object -1 Guest 25 Nov 18, 21:41  interesting  top rated
What I see in your comment is an example of the same hate and divisiveness that you purportedly lament. Painting a people from an entire region as misogynistic and extreme is as much hate speech as what is perpetuated by the "Love Jihad" brigade. Congratulations on emulating Modi & Co.
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Like +4 Object -4 Breaking News 25 Nov 18, 22:12
NKC has acquired several patrons after crossing over into Greener pastures. He has friends on both sides of the aisle and I wouldn't dismiss him off hand especially when we know that VC selections are often about who lobbies the smartest. API scores et al are at best about meeting certain "objective" standards so that the usual criticisms can be neutralised. Eg, many know that there are better academics, including ones who are not known to plagiarise, than NKC. But proving qualitative stuff can be difficult.

NKC may not be the worst choice for NUJS, especially when its likely pool of VC aspirants include SSC, GC, BPP, IGA and MC and other non-mentionables. Then again the so-called "worthies" have often proved to be all that glitters is not gold. Eg, PIB has a glittering CV but we all know his "category"

Elsewhere in LI, I came across the following links, which may cause aliases @nonsense.@guest2, @mnlu, @Alsemi and @Kalaghoda to pipe down a bit, unless you are KIIT faculty or doctoral students who are likely to be NKC imports into NUJS should he succeed. I mean if his sycophancy of M made her stop seeing Red, your assertions will be richly awarded.

The links are:

www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/private-tuition-slap-for-two-university-teachers/cid/1119477

www.outlookindia.com/newswire/story/odisha-institute-to-confer-honorary-doctorate-on-mamata/775507

twitter.com/NirmalKantiCha3/status/1040799855063523331

It is possible that NLU Lucknow and later Mumbai lost this academic gem by giving into parochial considerations. Probably a cautionary tale for the powers that be at NUJS. Allow a fair and transparent VC selection process else it will be yet another institution in Bengal that will bite the dust.

By the way, PA (there is only one that matters) showed us that NKC had made two previous attempts to get into NUJS. And that too for professorial position, including once when he had already become a Director at KIIT Law. He was declined.

Having said this, some of you are also correct about the rather particular professor at nujs. But he falls in the protected species list of Lord Taluk. He is one among the many academic gems that NUJS is fated to suffer till it gets a VC who will not bend the knee to powers that be.
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Like +1 Object -1 Kalaghoda 26 Nov 18, 00:06
He was exonerated in the disciplinary proceedings.
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Like +6 Object -5 kunalk 25 Nov 18, 23:16  controversial
The links you provided just shows that NKC has political smarts and commonsense that any VC of NUJS should be having. Do you think a VC who is anti-ruling party can stop state government from taking over? You need a netural party. Also, the state government will not allow anyone to be appointed that they do not think they are ok with. There is very little NUJS students can do there. The fact that the PA is leaking information to you about NKC clearly indicates what is really going on here. You are seeing red because his candidature is better than the rest who applied. let the best person be selected. You are just trying to antagonise the students and create trouble because your fake PHD and job is at stake if NKC comes.
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Like +0 Object -0 soumen kundu 26 Nov 18, 01:06
kiit administration should take action seriously and strictly, such a shameful incident for Kiit
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Like +3 Object -2 SOS 26 Nov 18, 06:40
My two cents on NKC as VC: the API measurement followed in India is very flawed as it prizes quantity over quality (unlike the practice abroad). For example, it ignores the following:

- Publishing books with publishers Ashish Publishing House or Deep and Deep (which NKC has done) should get less points than publishers like OUP, CUP, Routledge etc. In the middle comes EBC, Universal etc.

- Ditto for book chapters in edited books.

- For journal articles, reputed international journals should get more points. Among Indian journals, only a select few should be considered (first the NLSIU, NALSAR and NUJS journals, then JILI, EPW etc).

- Publications co-authored with PhD students on the subject of the PhD thesis should be excluded (NKC has one such publication in JILI).

- Merely having ISBN numbers is no guarantee of quality, an example being a third-rate journal run by Rather Particular (containing his famous book review)

- At least 5 or 6 foreign journal articles/book chapters should be expected of a VC.

- Experience at a top-rung university is also expected.

- Instead of looking at the lowest common denominator, let's look at the first 3 VCs of NUJS:

1. Menon: A "living legend" in the words of the University Review Commission
2. Chimni: Prof at JNU and one of India's best know international law profs, published in top international journals.
3. MP Singh: A very eminent scholar of constitutional law, Prof at DU and LLB from DU, LLM from Columbia, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at Heidelberg University.
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Like +0 Object -0 ha ha ha 27 Nov 18, 18:51
and who does the students want as the next VC?? - MKS

lets talk about the progression from legends like the one listed in the comment above to MKS.
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Like +1 Object -1 Guest 26 Nov 18, 09:20
Kian, this morning there are many messages on Twitter claiming that 2 students have died. Please confirm if these new updates are true or fake news.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 26 Nov 18, 10:50
Those are rumors and should not be taken seriously unless there is an official statement. The official statement mentions that there has been no casualties
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Like +3 Object -0 KIIT Law 26 Nov 18, 11:48
Thankfully, nobody has died so far. A few students are admitted at the hospital, but their injuries aren't life threatening, though serious. The tweets are purely hogwash.
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Like +2 Object -2 Bci 26 Nov 18, 14:08
So where is BCI in all of this? Our supreme protector?
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Like +2 Object -1 Guest 26 Nov 18, 22:09
Come on, this is not a domain of the BCI. Criticism is devalued when it is used for jibes that make no sense.
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Like +1 Object -0 Near KIIT 27 Nov 18, 05:54
I am just surprised at the content of the comments. whoever s/he is just one question is this the post a correct forum to discuss nujs VC,rmlnlu VC, mnlu Vc. This is just not expected on the content of the article. Barring 3-4 comments no one has commented about the incident.
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Like +1 Object -1 101 27 Nov 18, 12:05
I agree. So let me return to the topic and ask you why the Director of KIIT law school has not commented on the incident. Shouldn't he give a statement regarding the incident?
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Like +2 Object -0 basanti 27 Nov 18, 15:28
You confuse NUJS with KIIT. Its a private university with a law school. The director here is not omnipotent like NLU VCs. they are nether expected to make any comments, nor will anyone ask them to make any. You are asking it only because you are afraid of hin being selected as NUJS VC. NKC is popular with students in KIIT.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 27 Nov 18, 07:28
There are at least 2 precedents of NLU students rejecting the appointment of VCs by the selection committee --- NLIUBhopal and CNLU (for PIB). In the case of NLIU, a letter was written directly to the Chancellor ad the students even went to the extent of proposing their own names for VC (like Shamnad Basheer).

www.legallyindia.com/lawschools/nliu-students-red-light-allahabad-uni-s-bp-singh-as-new-director-choice-question-opacity-in-director-appointment-process-20180509-9337
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Like +2 Object -0 Alam 27 Nov 18, 12:58
Nobody good is applying to nujs. Students are trying. Help them if you can by spreading the word, if someone applies despite the hate campaign against possible applicants going on.
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Like +0 Object -0 Recap 27 Nov 18, 13:18
By now all those genuinely interested must have applied. Is it known how many have applied and whether there are any top-notch applicants? To recap, of the names gossiped about on LI, the ones with good academic credentials and admin experience were MK Sinha, Shamnad Basheer, Sudhir Krishnaswamy, Kamala Sankaran, Ved Kumari and Bharat Desai.

The other names gossiped about were NKC, Raina from HPNLU, Rao from NLSIU (nearing retirement), Vijender Kumar, Jaiswal, the Dean of North Bengal, and a VERY controversial and unpopular lady (also from Bengal).
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 27 Nov 18, 13:53
Shamnad, Sudheer, Ved Kumari and Desai haven't applied. That part is confirmed.
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 29 Nov 18, 12:32
PA has confirmed that MKS Sir has applied, he has little chance despite being highly qualified for the position due to the puppet show of TMC. It is entirely upto the SJA to bring his candidature to forefront. In any case he enjoys huge student following and support.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 29 Nov 18, 14:14
Good news if true. Whoever applies, I can't imagine how the selection committee can overrule anyone with a better record than others when it comes to: a) research and publications, b) work experience and c) the reputation of the universities he/she holds degrees from. It can be challenged, just as the students did at NLIU.
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Like +2 Object -1 Kaka 29 Nov 18, 18:03
By the way MKS doesn't have the requisite number of years as a professor,intact his earlier appointment in NUJS was illegal as he didn't have the number of years stipulated by UGC to be made a Professor of Law,please check his degrees,you will understand what I mean.He got into ILI because of his political connections.Please check all his degrees; his appointment in NUJS was illegal.
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Like +2 Object -1 Guest 29 Nov 18, 18:41
Actually, UGC allows university authorities to relax the year-wise requirement when it comes to direct recruitment of people in the professor rank, unlike in case of promotion. So MKS' appointment by MP Singh a decade back as a professor, was certainly not illegal. Even now, he will make the needed 10 years in a few months and given his qualifications, the Search Committee and EC have the power to condone that if need be. At least get your facts rights when you are bringing an allegation.
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Like +1 Object -0 Kaka 29 Nov 18, 19:24
The relaxation that you talk about was never followed when he was appointed at NUJS,please check his appointment details available in the University EC minutes no year wise relaxation as given by UGC which you claim was not taken by NUJS prior to his appointment NIR after his appointment and by your own admission he will be covering the requisite years as advertised in the forthcoming year.In fact he was appointed at ILI because of his closeness to a certain political party now obviously he is trying to canvas as a candidate by portraying himself as being close to another party.MKS never made the cut as per UGC norms when he was made professor at NUJS.Only person who at that time made the cut as per UGC norms was Prof.Bhavani Prasad Panda.Check your facts and the NUJS records,please.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 29 Nov 18, 21:17
I solemnly swear that I don't give a rat's ass about UGC norms and pity those who still believe those norms are useful in any way at all for the betterment of an institution. They are archaic, unscientific, not quality-conscious and meant to protect the status quo. And people who support those are fossilised and lack vision and only try to perpetuate mediocrity through those. Anything else you would like to say about who all are not in adherence to such norms?
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Like +0 Object -0 guest99 30 Nov 18, 15:39
I agree with you. But NUJS students dont think so. they have written petition to the EC asking for UGC regulations based appointments.
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Like +2 Object -0 Guest 29 Nov 18, 19:42
By that yardstick the appointment of Shamnad Basheer was twice as illegal. Youth should not be held against a person. You must be a member of the Trinamool lobby.
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Like +3 Object -0 Kaka 29 Nov 18, 23:05
Have got nothing against youth but when appointments are made in a state university certain regulations needs to be followed and in this case the basic UGC guidelines need to be followed since NUJS claims to be an UGC recognised university by that yardstick none of the fancied names you are canvassing for be it a MKS or a Shamnad Basheer makes the yard stick. Basheer runs a tutorial for the downtrodden and is more of an activist than VC material and as already mentioned MKS doesn't even get close to be VC material.He is good at lobbying with politicians and academically he is zilch.You should attend the seminars he organises at ILI; you will know what I am talking about.As for my political affiliations its irrelevant to the onerous task of picking up a suitable VC for NUJS .You should be concerned more about the political affiliations of Lord Taluk,the AG of WB and Justice Mishra who will be instrumental in picking up the next VC .
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Like +0 Object -0 kamra 30 Nov 18, 02:46
Just look at this. Any person who applies to NUJS VC position will be publicly maligned. This is why you cannot have a nice person as VC at NUJS. Be it NKC or MKS.
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Like +4 Object -0 Guest 30 Nov 18, 05:19
He did his LLB after finishing his PhD....just to join legal profession...


alternatively he can teach political science at NUJS....since the AR admin is too busy to teach....or evaluate....


heard everyone is getting an E aa compensation...if only she could find someone to do the evaluation for her like SAK used to ....arm twist poor contract based faculty without godfather's to do his job
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Like +7 Object -1 Laparvah 29 Nov 18, 19:00  interesting
Cute how students cry for "MKS Sir" or "NKC Sir" without even knowing what these "Sirs" look like or what is their personality or competence. This current batch of NUJS students have been brainwashed so many times.
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Like +0 Object -4 Guest 29 Nov 18, 20:36
@Laparvah: Whereas you are the all-knowing, all-seeing omniscient, passing judgment on people wrapped in your cloak of anonymity. Take that cloak away and what are you? Non-existent.
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Like +3 Object -0 Laparvah 30 Nov 18, 02:13
Hah hah. If by "all-knowing" you are asking whether I know anything of these candidates the answer is I do know both MKS and NKC. I took classes with MKS and met NKC more than a few times when he had jut become director of KIIT Law. But can the same be said for the WBNUJS students who are campaigning loudly for these two gentlemen? I would be surprised if even 25% of the student body can identify MKS by face let alone by his CV. 90% probably cannot even spot ILI Delhi on the map. LMAO
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Like +0 Object -0 Objection 30 Nov 18, 07:18
do they have brains that someone can wash?
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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 30 Nov 18, 05:10
Little chance....think again it is MKS ...he has been wanting to be VC ever since he joined NUJS....he has met the law minister and is known to be cosy with SC
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Like +1 Object -0 basanti 27 Nov 18, 15:33
None of the good names mentioned herein have applied. Mostly various principals of different govt law departments in WB have applied. NKC has the best profile amongst all. Hence the PA has leaked his profile and then blitzcrieg on legallyindia by justice league faculty members who also appear to have misguided some stuednts about NKC. The reason for the attack is that NKC had put it in writing that rather particular is not fit to guide phd students. So they are scared that the momentary power they have gained through lord taluk will be lost if NKC comes. hence, it must be stopped at any cost. Students need to realise that nobody good is applying. Stop dreaming or go get someone to apply.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 27 Nov 18, 12:17
This YouTube video claims that it is the law students who causes the violence by throwing beer bottles, and the attackers in the video where people in the lift are assaulted are actually law students (login required).

[youtube]https://www.yout ube.com/watch?time_contin ue=431&v=rN20OQdxvVo[/you tube]
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Like +6 Object -1 idest 27 Nov 18, 18:34  interesting
Vaneeta could be the best VC for NUJS
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Like +0 Object -0 whoa 27 Nov 18, 19:00
who is that?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 29 Nov 18, 17:36
UPDATE: 1) NKC has released a statement pbs.twimg.com/media/DtG-1uGU4AAh1PI.jpg:large

2) A student has posted an actual account of what happened. It seems law students were not as innocent as they are claiming to be:
www.youthkiawaaz.com/2018/11/as-a-student-of-kiit-bhubaneswar-i-think-the-riots-were-a-product-of-male-egos/

3) An engineering student has also posted a video refuting the law student version
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzL18DpPUMI
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Like +3 Object -0 Molapi 29 Nov 18, 19:28
NKC's actions are commendable. KIIT authorities have lodged FIR and the law will take its course. They could easily have hushed it up but they did not. On the contrary there have been 5 incidents of violence in last 5 months in WBNUJS (2 ragging, 1 sexual assault, 2 violent clash with iron rods & glass bottles). So far there have been NOT A SINGLE FIR LODGED and CULPRITS ARE ROAMING THE CAMPUS WITH BLESSING OF VC SIR.
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Like +2 Object -0 Guest 29 Nov 18, 22:18
Probably he considers them to be as good as in judicial custody!
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 30 Nov 18, 09:02
Everyone posting here is just pushing his/her agenda and spreading fake news, so STFU.
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