University of Hyderabad suspends 10 students

The Executive Council, a highest body of the varsity which on December 2 has taken decision to suspend three students from academics and hostel for two years whereas seven students have been suspended for six weeks.

By Author   |   Published: 8th Dec 2017   1:11 am
University of Hyderabad
University of Hyderabad. Photo: Surya Sridhar

Hyderabad: The University of Hyderabad has decided to suspend 10 students from the academic programmes and hostels for a period ranging from six weeks to two years for their alleged unruly behaviour during checks at a hostel in November.

The Executive Council, a highest body of the varsity which on December 2 has taken decision to suspend three students from academics and hostel for two years whereas seven students have been suspended for six weeks.

On a tip off, deputy wardens and security officials of the university conducted surprise check in Men’s Hostel J late night on November 3 and found a girl in one of the room. According to university rules, girls are not allowed to enter into men’s hostel.

Irked by the checks, some students gheraoed and heckled officials including physical threats. Following this, the university had constituted a committee to probe into entire incident. The committee has recommended two years suspension for three students from academics and hostel while six months for seven others.

After appeals from the students, the university has referred to the EC which reduced quantum of punishment for seven students from six months to six weeks whereas three students did not get relief.

The administration which issued an order asked students to give an undertaking that they will strictly abide by the rules of the university after completion of the said suspension period.
The university also said suspended students will not be provided hostel accommodation in the university and they will be only entitled to academic continuity on completion of their respective punishment period.