MUMBAI: Two seniors at a renowned engineering institute were recently told to step down from two studentled initiatives after a complaint of alleged harassment to the authorities. Though the institute thought the students could have “misconstrued or misunderstood the apparent unwarranted behaviour”, the authorities acted as the complaint came from more than one student on the campus.
One student will be graduating this year and the other is on the campus.
Students took to social media to vent their anger as the students concerned were let off without a serious punishment. A student (not a victim) posted on one of the institute’s social media pages that “one of the most respected seniors, also a teaching assistant and a mentor, harassed male students mostly from first year, who he thought would not raise their voice”.