Normalcy returned to the Patna University campus on Tuesday after the 12-daylong fast of student outfits ended on Sunday. Tuesday, which was the first day of the PU session after the agitation and the Eid festival, witnessed smooth functioning.
Though the protests had not forced closure of the PU office entirely, certain departments did face problems. Besides, students, who had not been able to get certificates and important documents issued due to the stir, also heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday.
AISA and AISF members had observed the fast mainly to protest the new hostel allotment policy of Patna College.
They had also placed a separate demand for holding students' union elections in Patna University colleges at the earliest. The impasse ended after a 12-member committee held talks with the protesting students till late night on Saturday.
The functioning of the PU office was affected only for a few days during the agitation.
I was available in my office from day one. But yes, there are no disturbances now,h said PU dean, students' welfare, Ejaz Ali Arshad.
Talks will be held soon among the protesting students and PU teachers and staff regarding the hostel allotment policy.
For now, allotments in three Patna College hostels namely Minto, Jackson and Newton hostels have been postponed till an agreement on the allotment method is determined.
The allotment in other hostels is going on.
I had been running from pillar to post for the last few days to have a few documents issued. It was really frustrating to come here and return empty-handed. Today, the papers were issued, said Mohit Kumar, an MSc student.
Meanwhile, the date for readmission to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses has been extended to August 30.