16 researchers not allowed to eat at BU hostel

After getting the notice, students filed a complaint with the vice-chancellor and also staged a protest at the campus.

Published: 06th August 2016 06:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2016 06:50 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Sixteen students of the PhD hostel at Bangalore University’s Jnana Bharati campus were not allowed to have food as they had not transferred their food expenses to the university account.

The warden of the PG and PhD hostel had issued a notice to all the 16 students, who fall under Category-1, and warned them that food would not be provided to them in the hostel as the amount had not been transferred to the university account from the department concerned.

After getting the notice, the students filed a complaint with the vice-chancellor and also staged a protest at the campus.

A student residing at the hostel told Express, “When I was about to have dinner on Thursday night, the warden came and snatched my plate and threw me out.” Another student said, “The warden had put up a notice on the notice board saying we will not be served the food. When I questioned him, he slapped me. It’s scary to stay at the hostel in such a situation. If I don’t want to die of starvation, I will have to think of discontinuing my PhD and moving back to my village.”

Authorities said the university had provided them food free of cost for one year. Vice-Chancellor Dr B Thimme Gowda said, “The amount was given to students and instead of transferring it to the university account, they used it up. However, if the warden has assaulted them, we will conduct an inquiry.”

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