Students of Sardar Vallabhai Patel International School of Textile and Management on Friday skipped classes and protested alleging that courses offered by the college were not approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
On Friday morning, more than 250 students boycotted the classes and took to protest. The college promised to address the concerns of students by allowing them to discuss the issue with an official of textile ministry during his recent inspection. However, the college failed to organise a meeting with the official, said a student.
The college, run under the ministry of textile, offers three Post-Graduate Diplomas in Management (PGDM) in textile, retail and apparel. The students threatened to hold continuous protests if there is further delay in getting approval.
“We will intensify our protests if courses are continued without approval. As courses are taught without approval, many of our senior students couldn’t pursue even higher studies in reputed institutes,” said another student.