Bhubaneswar: Continuing their protest, students of Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) here were seen sweeping streets in the state capital today.
With broomsticks in hands and slogans demanding ‘justice’, the students took to streets today, a day after they were found polishing shoes on roadside as a mark of protest demanding modification in the educational qualification criteria for recruitment into key posts under the Odisha Forest Service (OFS).
The students demanded that anyone holding a graduation degree in Forestry courses be allowed to appear in examinations for several OFS posts like Forest Ranger, Assistant Conservator of Forest and Assistant Manager of Odisha Forest Development Corporation (OFDC).
Graduation in Forestry courses is a four-year programme. It includes subjects that make a graduate student from this field more eligible than students of other streams for OFS services, claimed one of the protesting students.
Worth mentioning the OUAT students have been protesting for the last four days. Yesterday, they intensified their protest by taking to the streets and polishing shoes.