The St Stephen’s College Governing Body (GB) Tuesday dismissed “misconceptions spread by vested interests”, including claims that the recent GB meeting was an “illegal” one since changes were passed without a quorum.
The meeting had approved changes to the college constitution, prescribed by Principal Valson Thampu
A statement released by Thampu on behalf of the GB claimed that the meeting was “held in accordance with all relevant provisions of law”.
“The Society St. Stephen’s College, Delhi is amending its own Constitution in accordance with all relevant provisions of law. To remove misconceptions spread by vested interests, St Stephen’s College, Delhi offers the following facts…,” the statement read.
“The Governing Body (GB) meeting on November 30th, 2015 met quorum requirements. The rumour spread via the media that 8 members boycotted the meeting is false and malicious. The GB currently comprises 15 members. Of the 15, 10 members attended, which is two-thirds,” it further read.
They also said there was no question of the college losing its affiliation with the Delhi University. “Amendments have been necessitated due to changes in law, the enormous transformation in education and the need to reach out to those in need,” it said.