November 28, 2015 2:28:35 am
More than two-thirds of the permanent teaching faculty of St Stephen’s College wrote to the college governing body (GB) Friday, asking it not to accept changes in the college constitution proposed by Principal Valson Thampu.
The GB is scheduled to meet Monday to discuss the changes suggested by Thampu.
These include reducing the number of teacher representatives in the GB by half, removing the minimum teaching experience required to apply for the post of principal, increasing the powers of the principal and expanding the college into an educational society.
“We have learnt, with extreme disquiet, of the changes proposed to Constitution — changes so sweeping as to amount to its replacement… We, the undersigned teachers of St Stephen’s College, strongly urge the governing body to not accept the proposed changes to the constitution, which violate the fundamental spirit of St Stephen’s College and bring into question its status as an affiliated college of Delhi University,” the teachers wrote in the letter.
They have asked the GB to “postpone consideration of any amendments until after a new Bishop of Delhi and principal have been appointed”.
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