BENGALURU: Bangalore University has agreed to provide food and accommodation for the 16 students staying at the Ph.D hostel on Jnana Bharathi campus who have not paid their dues.
University authorities agreed to let the students stay at the hostel on the condition that they remit the pending dues within 15 days. Speaking to Express, Dr K N Ninge Gowda, BU registrar-administration, said, “We have allowed the students to stay at the hostel on the condition that they pay the hostel fee.” The Department of Social Welfare had transferred the amount to the bank accounts of the students and they were supposed to transfer it to university account. “For almost a year, we have provided them food for free of cost but we can’t continue that anymore. They have to pay it back to the university,” said Gowda.
Meanwhile, the university has decided not to allow outsiders in the hostel premises. “We got to know that some students bring friends and relatives to stay in the hostel and eat the food provided for hostel students. The facility is for meritorious students from poor families, not for outsiders,” Gowda said.
In case of an emergency, students have to take permission from the registrar by submitting a written request and provide details of the person who will be staying over.