College Bandh: BU postpones counselling

Published: 04th September 2012 09:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2012 09:07 AM   |  A+A-

The call for an All-India college bandh has forced Bangalore University (BU) to postpone the counselling for the Commerce faculty that was scheduled to begin Tuesday.

It will now be held on September 13 at the Academic Staff College at Central College. However, classes will be held as usual.

Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Youth Against Corruption (YAC) have called for an All-India College Bandh and rasta roko on Tuesday condemning the series of scams of the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre.

While PU and degree colleges have not declared an official holiday, classes may be suspended if there is a disturbance in law and order situation.

“There is no official holiday. We will take a call only after assessing the situation. Classes will be held as usual,” said Surana College Principal A S Chandramouli.

Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, where classes were inaugurated on recently, also has not declared a holiday.

“The college will remain open, but we will take a call based on the situation. If transport is hit and students are unable to attend classes, we may suspend classes,” said Vice-Principal K Karibasappa.

The Department of PU Education has not taken any official stand regarding the bandh.

“The department does not have a say in this. The final decision on whether PU colleges should remain closed can be taken by the respective Deputy Commissioners based on the situation,” said Rashmi V, Commissioner of PU Education.

Meanwhile, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) has not officially declared suspension of classes. The students are advised to check with their respective colleges.


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