20 Hours Ordeal Over, Presidency Students Withdraw Gherao

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Kolkata: The agitated students who had gheroaed the registrar on the Presidency University, has decided to withdraw their gherao.

The students withdrew their protest , after 20 hours, after the authorities decided to co-oeperate with the student’s demand to publish the admission merit list within August 9.

A group of students of Presidency University had gheraoed the varsity’s registrar demanding greater transparency in the admission process.

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The protests began last night after a meeting with Registrar Debojyoti Konar, with the students demanding that the merit list of candidates for undergraduate and postgraduate courses be made public. “The joint entrance board will take care of the majority of their demands. We have assured them of looking into their other demands also,” Konar said.

Konar said he was constantly talking to the students to convince them.