College, university students hit streets in Odisha protesting offline exams

Bhubaneswar: Fearing COVID-19 infection amidst the resurge in cases, students of different educational institutions, including a university today took to streets protesting conduct of offline examinations.  

As a mark of protest, a group of Plus-III students of BJB Autonomous College here today staged a demonstration on the main road in front of the campus today.

Holding placards and shouting slogans, the agitated students sat on a dharna disrupting vehicular movement on the stretch. They demanded conduct of their third semester examination online else ensure COVID-19 test of all the students before the offline examination, scheduled to be held on April 20.

On the other hand, students of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) staged  a dharna today demanding online examination after four from the university including two students tested positive yesterday.

They demonstrated in front the office of the varsity’s Vice-Chancellor.

Tension erupted also at Puri Government Women’s College after students protested by burning tyres before the campus. They also ransacked the main gate of the college while pressing for their demand of exam postponing.

Later, police personnel were deployed at the campus to avoid any untoward situation further.

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