"The Chief Warden has agreed that PhD students can stay till 6th year and MPhil students till 2nd year," the students said.

UoH extends hostel facilities after students protest eviction of PhD and MPhil scholars
news News Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 07:48

The University of Hyderabad (UoH) witnessed a protest on Tuesday, with students lashing out against the varsity's decision to remove 'unauthorised' boarders from their rooms.   

The students staged a protest in front of the office of the dean of students' welfare.

According to the Times of India, in view of the upcoming admission season, the UoH administration recently evicted 60 PhD scholars and 89 MPhil students, for allegedly 'overstaying' at the men's and women's hostels.

The TOI report also quotes Kuldeep Nagi, president of UoH's students union saying, "Despite seeking extensions, the administration has evicted PhD scholars who were waiting to appear for their viva. The university has not only abruptly asked them to leave but has also directed them to pay their dues till June 30 as their belongings are still locked inside."

“We were able to meet the chief warden after the meeting and put forth our demands of allowing the students to complete their research,” DC quoted Kuldeep as saying. 

Following the protest, the administration reportedly agreed to extend the hostel facility for PhD and MPhil students on the campus.

"The Chief Warden has agreed that PhD students can stay till 6th year and MPhil students till 2nd year. In case of students moving into 7th year, they are supposed to submit an endorsement letter from respective supervisors by tomorrow June 28, 11.00 am. If any supervisor is not ready to give endorsement letter, the respective scholars can submit an application directly to the chief warden, with the supervisor's contact number. All the cases will be considered positively," the student union posted on Facebook.


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