CHENNAI: Charging the institution with charging exorbitant fees for semester carry or internal assessment improvement, a group of students of a reputed private university on the Old Mahabalipuram Road went on a rampage inside the campus on Monday, damaging property and resorting to stone-pelting.
The Hindustan University was the latest in a string of student troubles that have happened on campuses across the State in the recent past. The protesting students claimed that semester carry fee, issued against those ineligible to write semester examinations, was as high as `8,000. There were murmurs of dissent last month itself against the move to impose this, which took a violent turn on Monday.
The students numbering around 100 initially gathered outside the university gates. Soon afterwards, they entered the campus after overpowering security guards and broke window panes of administrative and academic buildings on the campus. They also damaged vehicles parked inside.
In a release circulated to media later in the evening, university management said the demands of students had been favorably considered and steps would be taken to resolve their concerns.