Ravenshaw University students protest fee hike

Cuttack: Tension ran high at Ravenshaw University here as students staged a demonstration and gheraoed the office of vice-chancellor’s (VC) in protest against fee hike and some other issues today.

The students under the banner of Ravenshaw Chhatra Kriyanusthan Committee protested an official order to vacate hostels by May 28. They also demanded removal of compulsory meal system in hostels.

Their other demands include appointment of professors and readers in vacant posts and re-introduction of previous instant examination system for final year students.

The agitating students tried to barge into the VC office while police stopped them and tried to pacify them.

On the other hand, VC Ishan Patro said that the fee structure of Ravenshaw is comparatively less than other varsities of Odisha.

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