Press Note

29.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

On 14th April at 10 pm, around 200 policemen barged inside the college campus along with an ambulance and forcefully took Joshil sir to AIIMS hospital without any prior medical investigation and without his consent. He resisted and reminded the police force of his democratic rights and told them to talk to his lawyer but cops denied considering his appeal. Joshil sir has this strong feeling that since he is a whistle-blower of a massive land corruption, culprits involved in the corruption case will try their best to harm him once he will step out of the campus.

Dated: 29th April 2017
Subject: Kejriwal assures action against corrupt officials and campus in 23 acres along with buildings from the phase II construction of IIITD for G B Pant Government Engineering college. Mr. Joshil ends his 25-day long hunger fast in the presnse of Sahiram Pehalwal, MLA Tughlakabad.

  1. 1. Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal met Mr. Joshil K. Abraham for around twenty minutes (who is on his 25th day of hunger fast) at CM Residence, Civil Lines in the presence of Mr. Sahi Ram Pahalwan MLA. Mr. Joshil exposed all the corruption and malpractices adopted by Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi(IIITD) and DTTE officials to get their illegal construction plans approved.

  2. 2. Mr. Kejriwal assured that campus for G.B. Pant Govt. Engineering College will be built in 23 acres of land. He also assured that buildings from Phase-2 construction of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIITD), a private-public partnership institute will be transferred to G.B. Pant Govt. Engg. College. Also, he will come to the college next week after calling meeting of the officials involved in the matter.

  3. 3. Mr. Joshil said that an inquiry had been done by Advisor to CM, Mr. Gopal Mohan and hence requested the CM to take immediate action as the note (see attachments) of the concerned inquiry officer clearly indicates that there is misrepresentation of fact related to land and that the allegations of corruption are proven as per the inquiry. The CM assured that he will look into the matter and take action against the officials involved and fix responsibilities immediately.

  4. 4. On request of Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, professor Mr. Joshil K. Abraham is ending his 25-day long hunger fast in the presence of AAP MLA Sh. Sahi Ram Pahalwan at 4.00pm in the college premises of G.B. Pant Govt. Engineering College.


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Press Note

27.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

On 14th April at 10 pm, around 200 policemen barged inside the college campus along with an ambulance and forcefully took Joshil sir to AIIMS hospital without any prior medical investigation and without his consent. He resisted and reminded the police force of his democratic rights and told them to talk to his lawyer but cops denied considering his appeal. Joshil sir has this strong feeling that since he is a whistle-blower of a massive land corruption, culprits involved in the corruption case will try their best to harm him once he will step out of the campus.

Dated: 27th April 2017
Subject: Massive land scam exposed by Advocate Prashant Bhushan (Supreme court of India) and Joshil K. Abraham (Assistant Professor, G B Pant Government Engineering College).

A press conference was addressed on 27 April in Press Club of India by Advocate Prashant Bhushan (Supreme court of India) and Joshil K. Abraham (Assistant Professor, G B Pant Government Engineering College who is on indefinite hunger fast for the past 23 days since April 5, 2017).

  1. 1. The press conference exposed massive irregularities in the allocation of prime land of G B Pant by Delhi government and the corruption related to the construction plan approvals on the land by Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIITD) for which a writ petition had been admitted in the Hon'ble Delhi high court on 21 April 2017. The case is being fought in the court by Advocate Prashant Bhushan.

  2. 2. A massive land scam amounting to thousands of crores was exposed wherein 25 acres of land was given free of cost to IIITD, an autonomous private-public institution.

  3. 3. Serious documents acquired through RTI were revealed by Joshil K. Abraham who is on indefinite hunger fast for the past 23 days (since April 5, 2016) to which the Delhi government has turned a blind eye. The documents relating to the fact that IIITD is private-public partnership were shown.

  4. 4. Mr. Prashant Bhushan said that the Sheila Dikshit Govt. has not been able to provide any facilities which they had talked a lot about in the advertisement. Acc. to the advertisement the college had to be made into a world-class college with all the ultramodern facilities, but the college is running in an abandoned hostel building with no facilities at all. The govt. is running colleges under private-public partnership such as IIITD. He also mentioned the fact that an inquiry should be setup to find where the 17 acres of land had disappeared.

  5. A note by the Superintendent O/o Advisor to Delhi CM (Anti- Corruption) based on the investigation done by his office was shown which clearly stated that the allegations levelled by Mr. Joshil K. Abraham in his complaint are clearly established. But, no action has been taken by the Delhi CM on the complaint till now, where all the allegations have been clearly proved by the Anti-Corruption Office.

    Mr. Joshil K. Abraham was forcefully taken away by around 200 policemen at around 10 PM on 14 April on the instructions of the government. After staying in AIIMS and continuing the hunger fast, he took discharge from the AIIMS and has come back to his quarters in the residential quarters of G B Pant Polytechnic. He is continuing the hunger fast from his quarters after meeting the protesting students in G B Pant Government Engineering College yesterday, 26 April.
    IIITD has approved all its plans showing the area to be 65 acres instead the land held by them to be 25 acres. Also, they have shown parking and green area in the land held by G.B. Pant Govt. Engineering College.


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Press Note

26.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

On 14th April at 10 pm, around 200 policemen barged inside the college campus along with an ambulance and forcefully took Joshil sir to AIIMS hospital without any prior medical investigation and without his consent. He resisted and reminded the police force of his democratic rights and told them to talk to his lawyer but cops denied considering his appeal. Joshil sir has this strong feeling that since he is a whistle-blower of a massive land corruption, culprits involved in the corruption case will try their best to harm him once he will step out of the campus.

Dated: 26th April 2017
Subject: A press conference will be addressed on 27 April, 5 pm in press club of India by Advocate Prashant Bhushan (Supreme court of India) and Joshil K. Abraham (Assistant Professor, G B Pant Government Engineering College).

  1. 1. A press conference will be addressed on 27 April, 5 pm in press club of India by Advocate Prashant Bhushan (Supreme court of India) and Joshil K. Abraham (Assistant Professor, G B Pant Government Engineering College who is on indefinite hunger fast for the past 23 days since April 5, 2017).

  2. 2. The press conference will expose massive irregularities in to the allocation of prime land of G B Pant by Delhi government and the corruption related to the construction plan approvals on the land by another institute for which a writ petition had been admitted in the Hon'ble Delhi high court on 21 April, 2017. The case is being fought in the court by Advocate Prashant Bhushan.

  3. 3. The press conference will also expose a massive land scam.

  4. 4. Serious documents acquired through RTI will be revealed by Joshil K. Abraham who is on indefinite hunger fast for to the past 23 days (since April 5, 2016) to which the Delhi government has turned a blind eye.

  5. 5. Documents regarding the inaction and suppression of the complaint on massive corruption filled in the office if the advisor to Delhi CM, and attempts to threaten to the complainant will also be exposed.

  6. 6. Joshil K. Abraham was forcefully taken away by around 100 policemen at around 10 PM on 14 April on the instructions of the government. After staying in AIIMS and continuing the hunger fast, he took discharge from the AIIMS and has come back to his quarters in the residential quarters of G B Pant Polytechnic. He is continuing the hunger fast from his quarters after meeting the protesting students in G B Pant Government Engineering College today, 26 April.

  7. 7. The brutal assault on the protest of the students of G. B. Pant Government Engineering College (who have been protesting for the past 51 days demanding a campus) by the Delhi government will be explained.

  8. 8. G B Pant Government Engineering College has been functioning in the abandoned hostel building of G B Pant Polytechnic without basic facilities like classrooms, labs and sports facilities since its inception in 2007.

  9. 9. The Delhi Govt, even after repeated requests, letters and protest marches in Delhi CM's residence and Delhi Secretariat did not even meet the students to now.

  10. 10. Media friends are requested to kindly cover the press conference and report the matter so that the non-action on corruption and apathy of the Delhi government towards a democratic protest demanding a campus for G B Pant Government Engineering College is brought to the notice of the public.


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Press Note

21.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

On 14th April at 10 pm, around 200 policemen barged inside the college campus along with an ambulance and forcefully took Joshil sir to AIIMS hospital without any prior medical investigation and without his consent. He resisted and reminded the police force of his democratic rights and told them to talk to his lawyer but cops denied considering his appeal. Joshil sir has this strong feeling that since he is a whistle-blower of a massive land corruption, culprits involved in the corruption case will try their best to harm him once he will step out of the campus.

Dated: 21th April 2017
Subject: Students hold a candlelight march to demand for their campus and against the corruption and scam in IIITD.

  1. 1. The students of G. B. Pant Government Engineering College did a Candle Light march in Jantar Mantar reiterating their demand for a campus in 20 acres of land with buildings from the Phase II construction of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi(IIITD) which has illegally taken over the land of G B Pant and also showed the parking in the area available with G B Pant..

  2. 2. The JNU Students Union(JNUSU) and students from Delhi University participated in the march declaring their solidarity and support to the students of G B Pant Government Engineering College.

  3. 3. JNUSU president Mr. Mohit Kumar Pandey addressed the gathering and stressed on the need to preserve public education and demanded the Delhi Government to give G. B. Pant Government Engineering College a good campus fit to run an engineering college.

  4. 4. The students demanded strict action against corruption and illegality in the plans of IIITD.

  5. 5. SFI NATIONAL SECRETARY, Dr. Vikram Singh and NATIONAL PRESIDENT Mr. V. P. Sanu visited the faculty on hunger fast, Mr. Joshil K. Abraham and the students and extended their support to the struggle.


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Press Note

20.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

On 14th April at 10 pm, around 200 policemen barged inside the college campus along with an ambulance and forcefully took Joshil sir to AIIMS hospital without any prior medical investigation and without his consent. He resisted and reminded the police force of his democratic rights and told them to talk to his lawyer but cops denied considering his appeal. Joshil sir has this strong feeling that since he is a whistle-blower of a massive land corruption, culprits involved in the corruption case will try their best to harm him once he will step out of the campus.

Dated: 20th April 2017
Subject: Students vow to boycott elections against the government apathy to their demands.

  1. 1. The protest of the students for a campus for G. B. Pant Government Engineering College has reached its 44th day.

  2. 2. Joshil K. Abraham, assistant professor of the college is in the 16th day of his hunger fast. On the tenth day (April 14) around 200 policemen entered the campus and brutally shifted him to AIIMS. Since then he is continuing my hunger fast from AIIMS.

  3. 3. Yesterday (19 April) at around 8 pm Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice-President visited us in AIIMS and offered his support for the movement.

  4. 4. He enquired about our demands. We told him that we are demanding for a campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the Phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land and illegally and by corrupt means approved their construction plans.

  5. 5. He said that it is a legitimate demand and the government should not have a problem in accepting these demands as it is all about providing good facilities to a Government engineering college. He assured that he will take up the issue with the government and told that he will come back if the issue is not resolved.

  6. 6. The Congress party has tweeted about the issue. View Tweet

  7. 7. Earlier in the day, at around 1 pm the students met Kerala Chief Minister, Mr Pinarayi Vijayan and submitted a memorandum to him. He said that he knew the issue and will look into the matter and will call us.

  8. 8. Earlier on last Saturday, the students had met Mr. Sitaram Yechury and submitted a memorandum to him. He had promised that he will speak to Delhi chief minister, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal about the issue.

  9. 9. In the meantime, a committee formed by the Delhi Government met the students and Joshil K. Abraham in AIIMS and requested him to end the fast and also said that if he continues with the fast there could be action taken against him. He told them that already, the police has taken brutal action and he does not fear any action since he is fighting for the basic rights of his students. He also talked to them about the corruption and they accepted that there are lot of problems in the construction of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIITD).

  10. 10. He told them that the Civil writ petition will be coming in the Delhi high court on Friday (21 April) which is going to be argued by Advocate Prashant Bhushan.

  11. 11. He also said that a criminal petition will also be filled soon upon the corruption issue.

  12. 12. The students are continuing with the protest and will be having a candle light March asking with their parents and friends at Jantar Mantar tomorrow(21 April) at 6.00pm.

  13. 13. The Principal of G. B. Pant Government Engineering College Prof S. Maji has tendered his resignation according to sources and a new Principal Prof. O. P. Verma has taken charge as the Principal of the college.


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Press Note

19.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

On 14th April at 10 pm, around 200 policemen barged inside the college campus along with an ambulance and forcefully took Joshil sir to AIIMS hospital without any prior medical investigation and without his consent. He resisted and reminded the police force of his democratic rights and told them to talk to his lawyer but cops denied considering his appeal. Joshil sir has this strong feeling that since he is a whistle-blower of a massive land corruption, culprits involved in the corruption case will try their best to harm him once he will step out of the campus.

Dated: 19th April 2017
Subject: Rahul Gandhi visits professor who was on 15th day of his hunger fast.

  1. 1. Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice-President, visited professor Mr. Joshil K. Abraham at 8.00pm in AIIMS hospital who was on the 15th day of his hunger fast to protest and demand for a campus for the students.

  2. 2. Mr. Gandhi understood the problem and gave unconditional support of Indian National Congress to the issue.

  3. 3. He also said that he will take up the issue with the Delhi Chief Minister, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal.

  4. 4. A meeting was held by the students with a committee set up by DTTE to look into the grievances of the students.


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Press Note

17.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

Dated: 17th April 2017
Subject: Students boycott exams against the brutality shown by the authorities against their peaceful protest.

  1. 1. 3rd and 4th year students who had their exams today, boycotted them to raise their voice against the action taken on their professor Mr. Joshil K. Abraham on 14th April, Friday.

  2. 2. Students submitted a letter to the Principal demanding answers to their valid questions.

  3. 3. Mr. Joshil K. Abraham who was on his 10th day of hunger fast was forcefully taken to AIIMS by more than 200 policemen.

  4. 4. Today, was the 13th day of Mr. Joshil’s hunger fast against the massive corruption in the construction of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIITD) and in support of the demands of his students for a campus.

  5. Also, a letter was written to the President, the Prime Minister and the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi to intervene in the matter.

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Press Note

15.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

Dated: 15th April 2017
Subject: Students start indefinite hunger fast in G. B. Pant Govt. Engineering College. Students protesting on both sides of the college gates.

  1. 1. Now, after the brutality shown by the authorities yesterday, students Gopal Anand, ECE 1st year and Akshay Sharma, MAE 3rd year are on a relay hunger fast.

  2. 2. Students met Sh. Sitaram Yechury, of CPI(M) and submitted an appeal to him. He promised to raise the issue with Mr. Arvind Kejriwal.

  3. 3. Since last night all reports of Mr. Joshil say that all his vitals are in range, in spite of this the doctors refuse to discharge him saying that he is in emergency.

  4. 4. The students are not being allowed to enter the college premises since 11.00 am. The students who were inside the college refused to move out and continue to stay inside. Other students are spending their nights outside the college.

  5. 5. A policeman has been posted inside the college premises while some students remain outside, while some remain inside.

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Press Note

14.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

Dated: 14th April 2017
Subject: 120 policemen forcefully take Prof. Joshil who was on his 10th day of fast

  1. 1. More than 120 policemen take Prof. Joshil to hospital, using extreme force on a peaceful protest.

  2. 2. Prof. Joshil who was on his 10th day of fast was examined by a doctor at 2.00 pm wherein he reported that all the vitals of Mr. Joshil were in OK range.

  3. 3. At around 10.00 pm, more than 120 policemen entered the college premises and without any medical checkup or without talking to Mr. Joshil’s lawyer, on baseless facts they took Mr. Joshil with brutal force to AIIMS hospital without any permission/discussion with him. He was writhing in pain, but the police payed no heed and barbarically took him away.

  4. 4. With pressure from Directorate of Training and Technical Education (DTTE) Secretary, Ms. Punya Salila Srivastava and Director, Mr. Manoj Kumar, the principal had asked the police to take such rash action.

  5. 5. Now, since Prof. Joshil K. Abraham is outside the safety of the college premises, there is extreme threat to his life as he is whistleblower of a land scam worth more than ₹5000 crores.
  6. Watch Video - Police forcefully taking Prof. Joshil to AIIMS against his wishes.

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Press Note

12.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

Dated: 12th April 2017
Subject: 8th day of hunger fast, but neither the government nor the doctors pay attention

  1. 1. Students visited Sh. Sahi Ram Pahalwan, AAP MLA from Tughlakabad constituency. Mr. Pahalwan conveyed the message of CM Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, that a committee has been made to look into the irregularities of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology-Delhi (IIITD).

  2. 2. Students were on the 3rd day of relay hunger fast. For many students, this is the 4th day of hunger fast.

  3. 3. Due to a strike at Pt. Madan Mohan Malviya Hospital, no doctor has visited Prof. Joshil K. Abraham who is on the 8th day of hunger fast and whose condition is deteriorating day by day


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Press Note

11.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

Dated: 11th April 2017
Subject: Mr. Arvind Kejriwal states that he does not know anything about the issue even after 36 days of protest, and 7 days of hunger fast.

Prof. Joshil K. Abraham still continues the hunger fast. Today was the 6th day of the fast. Police wanted to take Mr. Abraham to Hospital, but he insisted on staying in college.  Cops also called an ambulance for medical check-up and found irregular Blood Pressure and low sugar levels.
  1.  1. Students met Sh. Manoj Tiwari, MP from North-East Delhi seat, Delhi BJP State President in the morning as he was to come at 8.00am. He stated on video that he has understood the problem and will visit the college at 2.30pm. Link to the video

  2.  2. Students met Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi at his residence. They briefed him about the whole matter, to which he replied that even after the 36 days of protest, he is not aware of our issue. He told the students that he will look into the matter after Delhi MCD elections.

  3.  3. Mr. Himanshu Bidhuri, son of Delhi BJP MP Sh. Ramesh Bidhuri visited the college and gave unconditional support of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) student’s union.

  4.  4. Mr. Sahi Ram Pahalwan, Aam Aadmi Party(AAP) MLA from Tughlakabad seat also, visited the college and met Mr. Joshil K. Abraham. Mr. Joshil told him to get all the corrupt officials involved in this case, suspended by night and told him that the CM Sh. Arvind Kejriwal should visit the college.

  5.  5. Mr. Pahalwan said that he will convey the message to the Hon’ble CM.



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Press Note

10.04.2017

Brief

G.B. Pant Engineering College was established in 2007 with a promise by Delhi government that the campus will be built in 60 acre of land out of the 65 acre land available with G.B. Pant Polytechnic in south Delhi Okhla with ultra-modern infrastructural facilities. This college was started with a vision of providing best engineering education to the poor and brilliant students of this country charging a sum of 35000 per annum. Instead of building the promised campus in 60 acres of land, the campus was started in an abandoned hostel building of G.B. Pant Polytechnic in 2.48 acres. Since its inception, the college is running in the same building which lacks the basic facilities like classrooms, laboratories, playground, hostels, auditorium etc.

In 2008, a survey done by PWD showed that the availability of 65 acre land is a false fact. The actual land measures only 48.952 acres. Out of the available land, 25 acres of land was given to a Public Private Partnership named Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology which charges INR 2.5 lakh per annum for the same education. They illegally approved their plans stating that the net plot area is 65 acres instead of the 25 acres allotted to them. They also showed parking and green area in our land which ceased the possibility of construction of our campus.

We the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College came to know about several illegalities and corruption in the construction of IIIT-D (which is the core reason of denial of the construction of our campus) via several RTIs done by students of various authorities. A complaint was sent to the Advisor to Delhi CM Shri Gopal Mohan in May 2016 and a follow-up complaint in October 2016 explaining the serious fraud of IIITD but no action has been taken till date.

With a slogan, “WE WANT CAMPUS” a movement named CAMPUS FOR GBPEC was started by all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College. As a symbol of protest, all the students of G.B. Pant Engineering College are sleeping inside the classrooms in the night hours since 7th March, but unfortunately there is no sign from the government. We tried to approach all the officials of DTTE, Dy. Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia and Hon’ble Chief mister Shri Arvind Kejriwal but the efforts were in vain. Around 300 students went to the residence of Shri Arvind Kejriwal on 23rd March and had a silent protest from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. The CM instead of meeting us chased us out using the police force. Further we went to the Delhi Secretariat on 30th March, but then also we were turned away stating that the CM and Deputy CM are busy with elections and have no time for the students.

Since 5th April 2017, our teacher Mr. Joshil K Abraham, Assistant Professor (English) is on indefinite hunger fast demanding our college campus in 20 acres of land which will include one hostel building, one sports block, one academic block, faculty residence, auditorium and a playground from the phase II construction of IIIT-D who have taken over our land.

Dated: 10th April 2017
Subject: JDU and BSP MCD candidates give support of their parties to the students protest.

Prof. Joshil K. Abraham still continues the hunger fast. Today was the 6th day of the fast. Police wanted to take Mr. Abraham to Hospital, but he insisted on staying in college.  Cops also called an ambulance for medical check-up and found irregular Blood Pressure and low sugar levels.
  1.  1. Today, the students met Shri Manoj Tiwari, BJP MP from North-East Delhi seat. He promised to visit the college as soon as possible and requested the students to discontinue the hunger fast.

  2.  2. MCD election candidate Sh. Jeevan Lal from Harkesh Nagar, Okhla visited Prof. Joshil K. Abraham and gave unqualified support of his party, Janata Dal (United) to the student’s campaign.

  3.  3. BSP candidate for MCD election from Harkesh Nagar seat also visited the college and gave unqualified support of Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) to the protest.

  4.  4.Today, the students visited the LG office where they were assured of a meeting with the LG as soon as possible. Conversation regarding this was also held with private secretary to LG, Sh. Vishwendra through Email.

  5.  5.Tomorrow, the BJP MP Sh. Ramesh Bidhuri from South Delhi seat is expected to raise a question regarding the condition of GB Pant Engineering College in the Parliament session.



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Dated: 8th April 2017
Subject: Prof. Anand Kumar grants unqualified support of Swaraj Abhiyan to students of G.B. Pant Govt. Engineering College

Today, Dr. Anand Kumar, founding member of Swaraj Abhiyan, retired professor of sociology(JNU) and a great student leader of his time visited G.B. Pant Govt. Engineering College at 4.45pm to support the students demanding for a campus or the past 32 days. He was accompanied by Prof. Ganga Sahay Meena, associate professor at JNU who helped the students gather support from Swaraj Abhiyan.
Prof. Ganga supported the students and said that they are going on the correct path to strand for their rights.
  1.  1. Dr. Anand Kumar guided the students on how to take the campaign forward. He commended the students on having such a massive gathering on Saturday despite no classes going on in the College and inspired the students to continue with their campaign
  2.   2. He told the students to focus on three major things:
       * Honesty- and the trust which they have.
       * Unity-which they have through crowd-funding
       * Effective communication-the part where the students can work upon more

  3.  3. He told the students to approach four authorities:
      * Sh. Prakash Javadekar, Mister of HRD
      * MP of the constituency
      * Mr. Sahiram Pehelwan, MLA of Okhla
      * The MCD election candidates of the ward
     4. He told the students to approach the LG of Delhi, CPIM Leader Sitaram Yechury and JDU leader Sharad Yadav.

 5.He talked to Sh. Prashant Bhushan and ensured that he will take up our case as a PIL on pro-bono basis.
 6. He also contributed ₹500 to support the crowd-founded campaign and reminded the students that they are the young electorate of Delhi.
Lastly, he gave unqualified support of Shiksha Swaraj Andolan for this constructive campaign which will benefit the people of India.
Also, a visit of the BJP Delhi State Secretary Mr. Vikram Bidhuri was confirmed for 10th April 2017 Monday.


Zee News 31.3.2017 at 10:18am




All we want is a campus.
The students are demanding for a very basic need- A campus. Everyone understands that an engineering college cannot run in an abandoned hostel building. But, the Government is acting both deaf and dumb.



Times Now News on 31.3.2017 at 6:35am




Emergency situation continues.
The emergency created by DTTE and the Govt. of NCT of Delhi continues. The government is trying to silence a peaceful demand for a basic need of any engineering college.



Times Now News on 30.3.2017 at 11.09 pm




Emergency declared in GBPEC by Delhi CM
After coming back from the CM Office, Delhi Secretariat we students were stopped from entering the college premises by an order from our principal with pressure from higher authorities. Now, the students are sitting outside the college gates with their demands- a campus for GBPEC.



Times Now News(Live) on Monday, 20/3/2017, 5.00pm




We have been asking the authorities since the past 15 days, but no government official has addressed us. Now, we are asking the honourable cheif minister to visit our campus on Wednesday 22/3/2017 or on 23/3/2017 Thursday.
If our respected CM is busy, all of us 860 students with our parents will visit and wait outside the CM home on Thursday 5.30pm until our demands are fullfilled.



ANI News Coverage on 17 March, 11:00 AM




The students of GBPEC are doing a unique and peaceful protest to demand for their basic needs-a campus. The nightstays being done are to get the authorities to notice that this is a hostel building not meant to be lecture halls. This is the abandoned hostel building of GB Pant Polytechnic. Since the Govt. of NCT of Delhi hasn't been able to provide hostels in the past 10 years and the students cannot afford the rent of PG's and rooms in Delhi, thus, they have taken this step.
The students attend their lectures during daytime and no classes are being disrupted due to this. The normal functioning of the college is not being interrupted at all. Room 101 which is being used for nightstays does not cater to any class even in normal circumstances/functioning of the college. The problems they face are innumerable due to the restricted space they are functioning in. The video tells it all. ANI News Coverage.



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Times Now (Live TV coverage) on 16 March, 6:30 pm





The live segment on national english news channel Times Now broadcasted on 16th Match at 6:30pm raised public attention towards the ignorance of the Government of NCT of Delhi towards infrastructure of GB Pant Government engineering college(GBPEC). Though Delhi Government is claiming to improve the standards of educational institutes thorough heavy financial spending, the condition of GBPEC reflects nothing of this sort in reality. Any Government Engineering College is supposed to have the best amenities, but on the other hand GBPEC has got only small labs, no space for maintenance of lab equipments, just 9 classrooms for 12 classes, extreme lack of sports facilities and no hostels.



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News from 2008, The Hindu


"The campus that is spread over 60 acres will have ultra-modern infrastructure facilities, world-class labs, computer training facilities, workshops equipped with futuristic facilities, centrally air-conditioned library, sports complex with swimming pool, a mini hospital, mini shopping arcade, post office, bank with ATMs, canteen and hostels for boys and girls."
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