Kolkata: The authorities of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), the second of the two Centre-funded film institutes’s in the country, rusticated 14 female students for refusing to vacate rooms.
The authorities took the drastic decision on Monday, following a three-month-long tussle with the students over the implementation of segregation of hostel for male and female students.
The decision to start separate hostels picked up pace since 2016, especially in the wake of a series of complaints of sexual harassment against members of the faculty and a few male students.
On Tuesday, students started a sit-in demonstration on the campus. Some of the posters they carried read: “We want director, not dictator,”.