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TAMIL NADU-Impressive Unity in Women s College Struggle

Impressive Unity in Women's College Struggle Susan Ram BEHIND its spiked steel gates and formidable compound walls, the Southern India Education Trust (SIET) Women's College, Madras, has remained apparently insulated from the issues and campaigns that in the past few years have been activating teachers and students throughout the city and state. But it was always clear that this isolation was not born of staff and student contentment with conditions or work and study within the college. On the contrary, allegations of large- scale corruption on the part of the management, stories of the less than savoury activities of the Founder, Ba- sheer Ahmed Sayeed, and charges of consistent underpayment and other forms of cheating of teaching and non-teaching staff have for many years had wide currency in Madras. However given the atmosphere of insecurity and fear within the college that the management was adopt at sustaining

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