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Cuttack: Students’ unrest stalled the students’ council election at Ravenshaw University here on Tuesday.
University Vice Chancellor (VC) Prakash Chandra Sarangi said that the election to Students’ Council for the 2017-18 session was put on hold following disturbance by students. A fresh date for the election will be declared later by the varsity authorities, he said.
According to a notice issued by the university authorities, election to Students’ Council for the session 2017-18, which was scheduled to be held on 22-23 August, has been kept in abeyance in view of the bandh call by different disruptive forces. The election is put on hold until further orders.
Students staged a protest in front of the university main gate demanding students’ union poll instead of students’ council election.
The university authorities have decided to introduce a new model of campus poll by having a students’ council in place of the students’ union. They had formed as many as nine schools from which class representatives were scheduled to be elected today with the convener and deputy convener of various societies scheduled to be elected tomorrow.
Commissionerate Police has deployed adequate security forces to avoid any untoward incident in the premises of the University.