Central University of Orissa closed sine die after campus unrest

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Koraput: Authorities of the Central University of Orissa, Koraput clamped sine die closure at the campus till further order, following students’ protest demanding fulfilment of 60-point charter of demands.

The students have been advised to vacate their hostels by 10 AM and asked to leave the campus by 11 AM in a notification issued by the varsity registrar last night.

The Vice Chancellor of the varsity Prof Sachidananda Mohanty took the decision after over hundred students staged a demonstration in the campus at around 5 PM yesterday. They demanded an immediate action on the part of the VC in the direction of fulfilling their demands and threatened to further intensify the stir in case he fails in it.

A discussion between the agitating students and varsity authorities went inconclusive earlier yesterday.

Students are demanding immediate filling up of faculty positions lying vacant in different departments, setting up of more departments, purchase of instruments for laboratory, more books for library, upgradation in hostel infrastructure, free wi-fi facility, Auditorium, ATM facility in the campus among others.

Meanwhile, in view of the prevailing palpable tension one platoon police force has been stationed in the campus.

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