Students go on rampage in Sambalpur University demanding online semester exams

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Tension prevailed in Sambalpur University campus after some college students ransacked the executive constructing of the varsity Tuesday demanding online examination of the third semester of the plus three programs of the college.

The scenario turned so violent that the police needed to resort to lathicharge to disperse the agitating college students. Vice-Chancellor of the varsity, Sanjiv Mittal mentioned, “At round 12 midday, we heard a excessive depth sound, as if a bomb has exploded exterior the executive constructing.

“When we went exterior to see what had occurred, we noticed that some youths have been ransacking the executive constructing. They needed to fulfill the vice-chancellor. “When I talked to them, they handed me a memorandum and mentioned that they needed the examination to be held in online mode. I informed them that we might focus on it in the workplace. But they refused to cooperate and continued ransacking.

“Subsequently, we informed the police. When police chased them away, they went on vandalising whatever came on their way while escaping. We have also lodged a complaint with the police in this regard,” the VC mentioned. The irate college students broke air coolers, desk, chairs, reception desk, and window glasses moreover many different issues of the executive constructing.

A instructor of the varsity, Biswajit Satpathy additionally sustained accidents in the incident. Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Burla, S. Dash mentioned that college students of various faculties of Bargarh district had come to the varsity. They staged protest on the premises of the varsity with none prior info. They additionally ransacked the executive constructing and manhandled some staffs of the varsity. Police needed to chase then away.

Four agitators have been detained and the CCTV footage is being verified, he mentioned including that two platoon police forces have been deployed on the varsity to stop any untoward incident. An agitator, Ankit Sahu mentioned that he’s a pupil of Plus-III second yr pupil of T F College in Bargarh. All our courses have been held in online mode. And now when the COVID instances are rising throughout the state, the varsity authorities have issued discover that the third semester examination could be held by offline mode from April 27.

“It will put the students at the risk of coronavirus infection. We want the varsity authorities to conduct the examination through online mode for the safety and security of the students”, he mentioned.

The Sambalpur University Teachers Association (SUTA) has condemned the act of violence and appealed to the mother and father and college students of the varsity to cooperate with the college administration to assist them discharge their duties unhindered.

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