KARIMNAGAR: Two University of Hyderabad (UoH) students, Kavyasree Raghunath and Manasi MS, have been refused permission to write the PhD entrance exam of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU) because they were involved in protests on campus as students there.
The students came to know this when they approached EFLU on Friday after being unable to download hall tickets. They were told hall tickets would not be issued to them as they had participated in protests at EFLU apart from being involved in protests at UoH.
Both are MPhil students at the Centre for Translation Studies at UoH and had applied for the PhD in Translation Studies programme at EFLU. Kavyasree is the general secretary of the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) at UoH. Manasi is the ASA cultural secretary.
This is not the first time that students have been denied hall tickets for the EFLU entrance exam for this reason. Last year Jalees Kodur was not allowed to take the entrance exam as he had participated in a beef-eating event on campus.
EFLU Proctor, Prakash Kona, said, “There is a university rule which does not allow students involved in acts of indiscipline to write the entrance exam. The two students were present at almost every other protest at the university when they were studying here. EFLU is very serious about ensuring discipline on campus and not allowing such students to spoil the atmosphere. I told them they have the option of writing to the Vice Chancellor and asking to be allowed to give the exam.”