Coimbatore: A polytechnic student chose to seek alms in front of the collectorate here to mobilise Rs 70,000 to obtain his transfer certificate, an amount allegedly sought by the institution.
“Give me alms to pay a private college, which is seeking huge amount of money for a certificate” read a placard carried by Ashok, as he stood in front of the collectorate yesterday.
Speaking to mediapersons, Ashok said he had applied for the TC to pursue higher education, but the college demanded Rs 70,000. This amount is more than the government prescribed fee, the student said.
Ashok said if there was delay in issuance of the TC, he would not be able to apply for another course. So, he had hit upon this novel form of protest of seeking alms from the public.
Stating that he had already lodged complaints about the college with the officials, Ashok said he had also met the office-bearers of Adi Dravidar Welfare Association on the issue, but that no action was taken. He was later was taken into custody by the police for questioning.