Classes at Agriculture Univ to resume from Tuesday
Kolkata: The stalemate at Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKV) at Mohanpur in Nadia is all set to come to an end with the initiative of state Education minister Partha Chatterjee who visited the college campus on Saturday and held separate meetings with the university authorities and the students. It is learnt that the hostels will open on Monday and classes will resume from Tuesday.
According to sources, the minister has urged the university officials and teachers to resume classes in the institution and also take steps for opening the hostels. He further advised that the Registrar of the varsity will be at the helm of affairs till Vice-Chancellor Dharani Dhar Patra joins the varsity. The university was also advised to form a probe committee that will investigate the incident of the alleged attack on the agitating students. The Registrar will convene a meeting of the Executive Committee on Monday and constitute the inquiry committee.
It may be mentioned that the varsity had declared indefinite suspension of classes and ordered the students to vacate the hostels with immediate effect in two separate notifications on Friday night.
Stating that the academic activities in the institute were being hampered, the BCKV authorities said in a notice posted on their website on Friday night: "... all the academic activities including all classes shall remain suspended until further notice."
The V-C who had fallen ill during gherao on September 13 evening was hospitalised after he complained of chest pain.
The agitating students were demonstrating inside the campus since September 7 demanding the removal of Dean (Agriculture) Srikanth Das and Dean Students' Welfare (DSW) Goutam Chakraborty for some alleged irregularities.
There was stalemate at the varsity with a section of teachers joining the students in their movement.