Tension at Utkal University as students gherao VC office

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed at Utkal University after over a thousand students from various degree colleges under the varsity gheraoed the office of Vice-Chancellor Soumendra Mohan Patnaik today demanding postponement of theory examinations of fourth semester scheduled to begin from May 4.

Sources said students from around 40 colleges run under Utkal University gheraoed the VC’s office today demanding to extend examination of Plus Three theory papers to June 17 instead of May 4 on account of non-completion of courses.

However, the agitating students called off their strike after the Controller of Examinations agreed to their demand. Accordingly, examinations of theory papers will begin from June 17 while the practical exams start on May 4.

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