LUCKNOW: In a major crackdown on trouble-makers on campus, Banaras Hindu University administration has identified 56 students and debarred them from seeking re-admission to any academic course run by the university in the upcoming session.
The university administration has shortlisted those students whose name surfaced in various instances of unrests on the campus damaging the reputation of the institution during the last three years.
Taking strict measures to inculcate discipline among students, newly appointed BHU V-C Rakesh Bhatnagar decided to debar around 56 students who were found involved in various unruly activities on the campus since 2016.
Notably, BHU had been on the boil on a number of occasions since 2016 over various issues leading to violence, arson and vandalism by the students. The debarred students would neither be able to attend classes nor would they get the hostel facility. The university administration said that the strict action was taken to improve the academic atmosphere of the campus.
However, the students were agitated and annoyed over alleged arbitrary action by the administration. Currently, the admission process in BHU is on and counselling for different courses is in final stages.
"The action has been taken against those trouble-makers keeping their role in campus unrest in mind during the last three years," said a senior official of university administration. Besides the suspension, the students were also stripped of other on-campus facilities.
The university administration has informed the respective departments which they belong to. The deputy registrar (academics) has forwarded a list of debarred students to all the departmental heads, directors of different courses, chief proctor and examination controller.
According to BHU Chief Proctor, Royana Singh, the action against the students has been taken on the basis of the report of the inquiry committee set up to probe into those incidents three years ago.
She said that it would come as a warning and deterrent for the other students who indulge in such activities to vitiate the academic atmosphere of the university.
However, according to BHU PRO Dr Rajesh Singh, it is a regular affair and list of trouble making students were handed over to examination panel every year so as to stop the suspended and dismissed students from taking re-admission in courses.