Gour Banga VC Gherao Lifted After 48 Hours


Malda: After almost the elapse of 48 hours, the students lifted the gherao of the Vice Chancellor of the Gour Banga University on Sunday.

The students lifted the gherao after they got assurance of proper investigation over allegations of irregularities in exams. The VC also assured proper review of the papers. Gour Banga University Vice-chancellor (VC) Gopal Chandra Mishra was under indefinite gherao by 240 odd PG students from Friday afternoon as they feared that the review results of the answer scripts would affect them.

The district president of the TMC Moyazem Hossain visited the university at around 11am and sat for a discussion with students post which they lifted the gherao.

Police said the gherao started from 3 PM on Friday. According to police, the trouble began on January 25 after results of the second semester examinations were published.

The students alleged that average marking was being resorted to and they gheraoed the university’s Controller of Examinations, Dr Sanatan Das on January 28, university officials said.

Das then assured the students that a review would be carried out and results were scheduled on February 25. Later the date was changed to February 20.

At this, students feared that the review of their papers were not done properly. Coupled with this there were rumours that there were possibility that many students would loose more marks in the review. The students then gheraoed the VC on Friday from 3 PM, which is still on, university officials said.