Hit by protests, KU declares holidays till December 26

Hit by protests, KU declares holidays till December 26
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In the wake of the ongoing agitations on the campus by different associations of non-teaching staff, Kakatiya University authorities have declared holidays for the campus colleges from December 20 to 26.

Hanamkonda: In the wake of the ongoing agitations on the campus by different associations of non-teaching staff, Kakatiya University authorities have declared holidays for the campus colleges from December 20 to 26.

In a statement here on Tuesday, the KU Registrar Prof K Purushotham informed that holidays were declared due to prevailing conditions on the university campus, with a reference to the agitations on the campus. He however said the offices and departments would function as usual.

Besides declaring holidays, the administration has also postponed the semester exams of M Pharmacy and other PG courses, which were scheduled to begin on Wednesday along with the ongoing MCA, MSc (Integrated chemistry) and Biotechnology examinations.

The revised dates of these exams would be announced later, the Registrar noted while the Controller of Examination Prof S Mahender Reddy informed that the ongoing B Tech supplementary and M Tech semester exams would go on as per the schedule.

It might be noted that KU Non-Teaching Associations JAC and other non-teaching associations have been on agitation path staging dharnas and other protest for the past last one week in support of their various demands.

The Registrar Purushotham, Controller of Examination Mahender Reddy and others held talks with the protesting staff on Tuesday. As the talks yielded no result, the staff staged a dharna in front of the Vice-Chancellor Prof R Sayanna’s residential quarters on the campus.

The V-C has reportedly promised the protesting staff to initiate measures to address their problems by December 30 and appealed them to withdraw their agitations. It was said since there were two groups within the protesting unions, hence the university administration was finding it difficult to handle the situation.

Meanwhile, food was not served to the students on Tuesday as some unions have forcefully closed the university mess as a mark of protest, which compelled the authorities to declare holidays.

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