MANGALURU : Students at Mangaluru St. Aloysius college are outraged because of the rules applied to them. The college is run by Jesuit priests for nearly three decades and is co-ed. Following is the list of rules that are enforced on students :
These set of rules have created anger among students, The rules were announced during the orientation day by the principal of the college himself i.e Rev Fr Melwyn Mendonca which he had denied declaring.These set of rules were posted by a former student on social media. According to these set of rules , the girls cannot comb their hair anywhere except the washroom, Lipstick is not allowed, cannot put thick mascara, cannot chew gum, coloring of hair etcetera and if you do not follow these rules a fine will be imposed of Rs. 500 ! Aren’t these just ridicules. The principal of the college said “the college held value education classes for students regularly and at a recent orientation class, students were asked to stick to the rules of the college on “uniform, discipline and decent behavior”.
Reverend Mendonca claimed that parents had asked the college authorities to keep a strict watch on students after a student eloped last year. “Even the parents are happy with rules. They have no objections. Admissions were increasing every year,” he said. He also claimed that the restrictions in his college are less stringent compared to other pre-university colleges in the district and are aimed at making sure that students are focused on studies and have moral values.
Students’ outraged posts reacting to the alleged diktat have been widely shared. A group of students has also written an open letter to the college, in which it questions: “Why can’t guys be found with girls? Why are girls asked to behave and boys, in the blink of an eye, accepted?”