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University students seek Raj Bhavan help

Several Patna University students have knocked the door of Raj Bhavan after being denied admission allegedly for creating anti-academic protests on campus.

More than 100 students have written a letter to the chancellor’s office, requesting Governor D.Y. Patil to intervene. Last month, the university initiated a few coercive measures against some students whom they termed nuisance makers.

Under the directive, if any student faces an FIR, he/she would not be admitted to any course. Students would not be issued degrees, diplomas, fellowship/scholarship/research grant/post doctoral fellowship college, department level university level, UGC level or from any other organisation.

Nitish Kumar, a final-year undergraduate student of geography, said: “There are many students from geography department having more than 70 per cent marks but they have been denied admission in MA as their names figure in an FIR lodged at Pirbahore police station.”

He added that many students’ names figure in the FIR as they were involved in political activities. A senior teacher said: “We all agree that nuisance-makers should be kept away from the varsity. Not all students create trouble, however.”

University pro-vice-chancellor Ranjeet Kumar Verma said: “We will improve academic activities and there would be no compromise on the issue.”