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OUT OF LUCKNOW

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Student unrest may be perennial and universal, but a severe version has broken out in India at Lucknow College of Architecture - and with good reason. The country's Council of Architecture has refused to register first-year and secondyear student admissions due to the college's 'lack of faculty and infrastructure', according to the Times of India. College principal Mukul Singh asked students to join their classes and 'resolve problems through talks'; not unreasonably, they refused, since lack of recognition means that they will be unable to practise on graduation. They have boycotted classes and called for Singh's removal, accusing him of 'harassing innocent students in the name of discipline'. We may have had the odd problems here with institutions such as the University of Central England, but they pale into insignificance in comparison.

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