ALTHINO: Goa College of Architecture(GCA) students resumed classes today after receiving assurance from the Directorate of Technical Education(DTE) that the issue on non allotment of Council of Architects(COA) enrolment number will be sorted out at the earliest.
The students had boycotted classes for the past 2 days over the issue against the non-allotment of Council of Architecture (COA) registration numbers to some students.
The students protesting had said that it will affect their efforts to practice as architects after they complete the five-year professional program.
Speaking to media, the fifth-year students that this is a significant concern for the students because, at random, more than 50 of the 250 pupils enrolled in the college do not have these numbers.
“This registration number is significant to us since it was given by the Council of Architecture, which oversees architecture in India. We don’t know whether our administration has informed the Council that students aren’t receiving their registration numbers, which is our problem,” one student remarked.
The students said that about 10–20% of the pupils in each class do not have a registration number.