Kolkata, Sep 3: With the Calcutta High Court on Friday banning demonstrations wherever inside 50 metres of the Visva Bharati campus at Santiniketan, the central college introduced quick resumption of admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate programs, citing the interim order. The excessive court docket, within the order, directed that ordinary functioning be restored on the college with no demonstration wherever inside 50 metres of the establishment whilst a protest being carried out in opposition to expulsion of three college students close to the VC’s residence entered the seventh day.
In a notification signed by the appearing registrar, the college mentioned, “Consequent upon the interim order of hon’ble excessive court docket, the undersigned hereby inform that admission to the UG and PG programs and all NAAC-related work will resume with quick impact.” On Tuesday, the premier higher educational institution had declared temporary suspension of the admission process, citing the inability of Vice Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty to physically monitor the work due to his confinement at home following the agitation by students. The move was described by the protesting students as an attempt to blackmail their agitation by putting the onus on them for the suspension of the admission process.
The central university and its VC had on Wednesday moved the high court seeking orders for the West Bengal police to lift the sit-in. Chakraborty had not stepped out of home over the past one week in the wake of the agitation being carried out by students and some teachers.
Two students who were pursuing economics and one student of the music department were expelled by the central university for alleged disorderly conduct. They were first put under suspension in January for alleged disorderly conduct and use of abusive words against Chakraborty during a protest at Chhatimtala on the university campus.
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