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DTU impasse over, students join classes

The impasse at the Delhi Technical University (DTU) has come to an end as the students have withdrawn their fortnight-long agitation, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Tuesday.

delhi Updated: Mar 23, 2010 23:36 IST
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The impasse at the Delhi Technical University (DTU) has come to an end as the students have withdrawn their fortnight-long agitation, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said on Tuesday.

The students were demanding reverting the government's decision to make it a state university and removal of Vice Chancellor Prof P.B. Sharma.

"The agitation has come to an end today. The students have gone back to their classes," Dikshit told the Delhi Assembly on Tuesday.

She said the city government had decided to make the institute a state university after getting prior approval from the Human Resource Development Ministry.

The DTU was earlier known as Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), a constituent of Delhi University.

“We have decided to sit for the examinations so that the careers of the students are not jeopardised. But we continue to protest the conversion of DCE to DTU and will sit for the examinations with black bands as a mark of protest,” said Ravi Shekhar, president of the Students' Association.

Six representatives of DTU students had on March 20 met Dikshit, who had said there would not be any going back on the decision to make the DTU a state university.