The American College is a reputed Christian Minority Institution situated in South India.It was founded in the year 1881 by Christian Missionaries.In recent years,the college has been witnessing unruly things inside the campus.The clash for the Post of Principal and Secretary between two factions has caused academic disturbance since 2008.
One faction led by Dr.T.Chinnaraj Joseph Jaikumar,former Principal and Secretary of the college accuses the rival faction which is led by Dr.Davamani Christober,Professor of Mathematics and Son-in-law of Late.Rt.Rev.A.Christopher Asir,CSI Bishop of Madurai-Ramnad diocese who was also the chairman of the college of trying to lease the college property for commercial purpose.
Dr.Davamani faction accuses their rival faction of trying to bring the college under companies act.The College is governed by Governing Council and it is registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860.At present there are two Governing Council.The Governing Council which was recently formed appointed Dr.Davamani as Principal but the Government has refused to give approval because the validity of the Governing Council is pending in court.
The Innocent Students are victimized in this struggle for power,Outwardly the college project itself to be running peacefully but inside the students are witnessing anti-social activities.Dr.T.Chinnaraj faction took classes under the trees for few months protesting against what they call as the illegal appointment of Dr.Davamani as Principal.Dr.Davamani retaliated by instigating violence on Dr.T.Chinnaraj faction.
The College is enjoying a minority status,so the Government and Law Enforcing agencies were very careful in taking decision related to this issue.It is sad to note that Teachers who should be the role model for younger generation is guiding the students in a wrong path.People who are in responsible post receiving bribes and fail to do their duty is also a great stumbling block to find a solution for this problem.