Undergraduate Visva Bharati students protest demanding supplementary examinations

Undergraduate Visva Bharati students protest  demanding supplementary examinations

Kolkata: Some undergraduate students of Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan has been staging a protest demonstration on Sunday morning on the campus demanding supplementary examinations.

The students armed with posters related to their demands staged a sit-in demonstration infront of the Central Office where the Vice chancellor and other senior administrative officials sit. The agitating students also put the office of the VC under lock and key.

"We have been requesting the authorities to sit for talks with us so that the issue can be resolved but they are not interested. Hence, we have decided to press for our demand in this manner," an agitating student said. Officiating V-C Sabujkali Sen found her office under lock. She stayed for a while on the campus and after speaking to the students for less than a minute,

she left the campus. "She did not give any assurance of resolving the issue by talks," a student said.

It may be mentioned that the university, a year back, during the tenure of the earlier V-C, had brought out a notification stating that there will be no supplementary examination at the

undergraduate level.

But there are students who have not been able to clear one or two semesters. These students have demanded supplementary examinations.

They have also made similar demands earlier and had submitted a deputation to the VB

administration .

VC Sabujkali Sen said: "I am the officiating V-C and as per the ordinance of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, I cannot take any decision on holding supplementary examination."

A senior VB official said that the students' demand have already been communicated to the MHRD but there has not been any

response as yet.

The agitating students' have threatened to continue their agitation until the V-C sits for talks with them.

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