A delay in the completion of courses affects the employment and higher education prospects of the students, he said

Interim HCU VC appeals to students asks for restoring normalcyFile photo
news Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 07:16

Hyderabad Central University (HCU) in-charge Vice Chancellor Vipin Srivastava issued a fresh appeal on Tuesday urging the students, agitating over the suicide of dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula, help restore normalcy on the campus.

In an appeal put up on the varsity website Srivastava said the University activities have come to a standstill due to continued blockade of academic and administrative facilities because of the agitation.

This will lead to a delay in the completion of courses affecting the employment and higher education prospects of the students, he said.

"Besides, disbursement of fellowships, scholarships and salaries (especially class IV and contract employees) is getting delayed inordinately," he said in the appeal.

He mentioned the HCU administration has taken two steps within its "realm" - withdrawal of punishment given to the students and an ex-gratia of Rs 8 lakh to the Vemula's family.

Vemula and four other students, all from the dalit community, were suspended last year by the varsity for allegedly attacking an ABVP leader.

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