Students Set Free Visva-Bharati VC & Teachers

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Kolkata: The vice-chancellor and close to 120 teachers of Visva-Bharati were set free by the students on 22 May after an overnight gherao that lasted for nearly 22-hours. This after the varsity authorities agreed to roll back the hike in undergraduate and postgraduate course admission fee by Rs 1,000.

Also, the authorities have convened a meeting on 25 May to discuss the demand for rollback of the hike in admission fee for students from the SAARC countries. With the no-response state to students demand on fee-hike, huge number of students gheraoed Vice-Chancellor of Visva-Bharati Bidyut Chakraborty and some teachers and officials following a meeting on Tuesday evening.

Most of the students present in the protest were from undergraduate and postgraduate section of the varsity. The protest started at the Central Library area in the afternoon which continued till night.

Visva-Bharati University students protesting against 20% fee hike allegedly locked the gate of the university yesterday, 200 teachers & staff are still inside university premises. The student were protesting for last ten days where no reply came after a course of discussion. Following the escalating tension, V-C Bidyut Chakraborty called a meeting with the officials and the students representatives at Lipika Auditorium. Lack of a satisfying solution to the situation, the situation turned agitated after the meeting.