Students have taken the violent path even as the administration remained mute spectators on Wednesday.
Hundreds of Intermediate students damaged vehicles and police kiosks (in picture above) on busy thoroughfares while the police apparently did hardly anything to stop the violence.
Several others tried to break open doors at the Patna University (top picture) in protest against the recent varsity directive not to admit students who have an FIR against them.
The directive says such students should also not be issued any degrees, diplomas or be granted any kind of fellowship, scholarship, research grant or post-doctoral fellowship at the college, department-level, university-level, UGC-level or from any other organisation.
The student leaders also shut down administrative work at Patna Science College, Patna College and Vaniyja Mahavidyalaya, closing down the form sale counters.
However, Patna University vice-chancellor YC Simhadri said: “The university has no plan to change the directive.” Text by Joy Sengupta, pictures by Ranjeet Kumar Dey