The two students were members of the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) at UoH.

After being denied hall tickets by EFLU UoH students allowed to write examImage: Wikimapia
news News Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 08:20

Days after two students from the University of Hyderabad (UoH) were denied their PhD entrance exam hall tickets by the English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), they have now been allowed to appear for the exam.

The two students, Kavyashree Raghunath and Manani MS, are members of the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) at UoH, were denied their hall tickets for participating the protests surrounding the death of Rohith Vemula.

While Kavyasree Raghunath is the General Secretary of the ASA, Manasi MS is the Cultural Secretary of the association's UoH wing. 

The students claimed that they were not able to download the hall tickets online, and directly approached EFLU's administration. 

Prakash Kona, the proctor of EFLU, stated orally that they both had actively participated in all the protests following Rohith's death, and that he had "photographs of you two on my table", the students alleged.

Several students condemned the alleged act by the university, also highlighting that the university has a "history of casteism". 

However, the university defended its stand, saying, "There is a university rule which does not allow students involved in acts of indiscipline to write the entrance exam."

The students reportedly received an SMS on Sunday, stating that they are now allowed to write the exam and can download their hall tickets from the website. 

Speaking to TNIE, Manasi said that they were asked to write a letter, regarding the denial of hall tickets and they did so. They were able to download the hall ticket on Monday afternoon.

The entrance exam is scheduled to be held on February 25, 2017.


 

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