FOLLOWING IMMENSE pressure mounted by the students’ union leaders, Vice-Chancellor of DDU Gorakhpur University Prof Arun Kumar has decided to increase 50 per cent seats in BA and BSc first year to accommodate the students in the waiting list. The students union leaders were demanding that strength in evening and morning classes should be the same but the university authorities did not agree to this and said only 50 per cent seats would be increased in proportion to the seats in the morning classes .
Vice-Chancellor Prof Arun Kumar also assured that the allotment of rooms in Alaknanda Girls hostel would begin soon and other complaints of the students union would also be looked into sympathetically. He appealed to the students’ union leaders to extend their support in smooth conduction of admission process and running of classes.
Meanwhile, hundreds of students took out a procession on Friday and staged a demonstration in the administrative building of the university. They raised slogans against Finance Officer Shriprakash Singh and blamed him for blocking the finance bills of the employees and teachers. Then they forcibly entered the room of the FO where an argument ensued. The students tried to manhandle the FO who informed the police.
Circle Officer Cantonment Swami Nath rushed to the AD building with police force and had a tough time in handling the situation. Student leaders accused that the FO, registrar and the chief engineer were absent from office for the past two weeks, which was highly condemnable. They demanded the suspension of the FO and the registrar.
Former vice-president of the students union Dr Mahendra Rai, Yogesh Pratap Singh and Rajesh Tiwari accused the university officials of being insensitive to the problems of the students and the university employees. They also expressed concern at scuffles, eve teasing and use of arms by the students on the varsity premises and demanded stringent action against elements trying to disturb peace on the campus.