Solan: Mushrooming of educational institutes around the state within a short span of time has started showing up fault lines as is evident from the ongoing turmoil at Akal Academy of Engineering and Technology in Baru Sahib. For the last five days, students here have been protesting against the alleged indifference of their college authorities towards their needs. Students are claiming that they are being made to pay undisclosed charges, besides not getting facilities promised to them.
Now the problem has snowballed with student unions from neighboring colleges also getting involved. On the other hand, the college authorities claim most of the demands of the students have been met except those on dress code and attendance requirement.