Cuttack: The students’ council poll of Ravenshaw University in Odisha’s Cuttack was put on hold today by Vice Chancellor (VC) Prakash Chandra Sarangi following student unrest.
“In view of the “VANDH” call of different disruptive forces, it has not been possible to conduct election to Students’ Council for the session 2017-18. Therefore, the election scheduled to be held on 22-23 August, 2017 is hereby kept in abeyance until further orders. This has the approval of the Vice Chancellotr,” a notice of the university read.
Fresh date for the election will be declared later by the varsity authorities, reports said.
Worth mentioning, several students had today staged protest in front of the university main gate demanding to hold students’ union poll instead of students’ council election.
Notably, the varsity authorities have decided to introduce a new model of campus poll by conducting students’ council election.
A total of nine schools have been formed by the university, from which class representatives were scheduled to be elected today and convener and deputy convener of various societies to be elected tomorrow.
The VC has made it clear that the election needs to be held in peaceful atmosphere and it would be cancelled if violence is witnessed in the campus.
“The aim of students’ council election is not to allow politically affiliated students to represent in the poll. Those having affiliations with various political parties are opposing it,” the VC said.