As quoted by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, ‘if the management controls the educational institution, it can work properly, but to make it work efficiently, the involvement of students is of utmost importance.’
On August 31st an open house session was conducted in the Multi-purpose Hall to bring out an effective interaction between the newly appointed Chairman and the students. With the winds of change blowing from one side among tension from the other, the timing of the visit couldn’t have been any better. The mounting suspense amid the students soon turned into curiosity as everyone waited for the Chairman to start with his well-illustrated presentation, before forming an opinion about him. Starting with the major issues of washroom drainage and the need for new speakers in the gym, the Chairman was kind enough to address some of the problems that the students really faced and the authorities were told to take note of the same, and the students, couldn’t have been happier.
Little did anyone expect what was in store for the interactive part of the session. After establishing the institute as an academy in the students’ heads, the students gradually started to realize all their wrongdoings which had brought the college on its knees. The RO System needed nothing but the closure of lids, the celebration of festivals is nothing more than pretentious gatherings, the problems to be addressed should have been brought up against the students and not the college and that the authorities want nothing but the best. In the face of stubborn thoughts and a very interactive atmosphere, the winds of change were brought to a standstill. Having drowsed the anticipation and killed the hopes of majority with impeccable logic, the Chairman proceeded to take a few more questions before coming to his final slides.
The grievance redressal procedure, with the Chairman at the helm and only approachable by the management was forced into the heads of the students in the final part of the session, keeping in accordance with the contact details flashed to all in the beginning, for easy approach. The students however, seemed little surprised with people turning up as hypocrites.
By the end of the session, the students were ready with their opinions and it didn’t take an expert to read their thoughts. AIL has once again been entrusted in the hands of someone responsible and the good days are here to stay.