Koraput Central varsity to reopen from April 2, classes a day later

Koraput: The Central University of Orissa (CUO) at Koraput which was closed sine die following students’ unrest over a series of demands on March 15 will open on April 2.

However, the classes will commence from April 3.

A notification to this effect was issued by the Vice Chancellor Prof Sachidananda Mohanty on Wednesday.

“Based on a comprehensive review of the prevailing situation and unanimous recommendations of the Heads/Head I/cs / Dept. I/cs. and Officials of the University, it has been decided by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, that the teaching departments and the hostels of the university shall reopen on 2nd April 2018 and classes shall commence from 3rd April 2018,” the notification read.

The University authorities have also accepted most of the demands of the students that are under its purview and will attempt to fulfil the same at the earliest, the statement added.

“About the rest, such as infrastructure proposals and faculty recruitments pending with the MHRD and UGC, efforts will be made to secure an early sanction/approval of them at the earliest,” said the statement.

The VC have also appealed to all the stakeholders, especially the students of the university to not be sway by rumours and false propaganda and maintain peace in the campus and concentrate on their career.

Notably, hundreds of students of CUO had staged a dharna in front of the university’s administrative block demanding, immediate filling up teachers’ vacancies, basic facilities in hostels, setting up more departments, establishment of a medical facility on the premises, bus service, canteen and wi-fi facilities and installation of ATM inside the campus among others. They also decided to boycott the classes on March 15 forcing the university’s authorities to declare sine die to maintain discipline inside the campus.

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