Student outfit starts hunger strike at MSU for mass promotions

VADODARA: Demanding mass promotions, a group of student leaders at M S University's Faculty of Science has launched an indefinite hunger strike at the faculty from Friday.

Student leaders associated with All India Students Association (AISA) said despite several representations, the university has not corrected anomalies in the results of first and second year Bachelor of Science (BSc) declared by the faculty.

"Before a fortnight, we had made a representation to the dean of the faculty in which we had highlighted the plea of the students. Results of many students have been shown as reserved or they have been declared absent when they had appeared for the examinations. But since our pleas have gone unheard, we took this ultimate step of hunger strike," said Nisarg Jani, who sat on the hunger strike on Friday. "We are demanding that since the faculty has not been able to correct the results of the students, it should promote first year students to second year and second year students to third year as the classes and laboratory tests have already started," said another student Mitesh Bariya. Professor A C Sharma, dean of Faculty of Science, however argued that he has no powers to relax any norms. "I have time and again explained to them that any decision regarding upper movement has to be taken by the university officials or the syndicate. But they are unnecessarily pressurizing us to declare mass promotions," Sharma told TOI.


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