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BOSE Students Lock Gates, Burn Tyres In Protest Against Management In Odisha’s Cuttack

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27 August 2019


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Cuttack: The students of Bhubanananda Orissa School of Engineering (BOSE) are protesting against the absolute negligence on part of the college management here on Tuesday.

The students have alleged that the college management stopped canteen without prior notice, lack of sanitation maintenance, lack of drinking water supply amid other reasons. Meanwhile, the college management pegged the student body’s claims as fallacious but have promised to look into their grievances, if any.

A student BP Panigrahi said, “Even if the elections are long over, the EVM have not been removed from campus. The classrooms remain blocked and hence the college is in shortage to conduct classes. The college administration has not been giving any attention to even basic sanitation standards.”

“Also, the discussions over improper maintenance of hostel and canteen have been going on for last one year but in vain. The drinking water supply is dysfunctional since a long time. Last night, without any notice the canteen remained closed and we had to stay hungry for the night as food from outside is not allowed in the hostel periphery.”

“During admission there was no mention of any deposit for fooding, but was added later at whim. We have paid the necessary fees but have been denied of basic facilities here”, said Panigrahi.

Another 3rd year Civil Engineering student Abhijit Patra said, “The college administration has turned deaf to our demands. I’ve been staying in the hostel for last 2 years and the college is not maintaining even the basic food, residence and sanitation standards. We sought help from Police, but even they refused to help us. The protest will continue till our demands are met.”

Refuting students’ claims Ishwar Mohanty, College Superitendent, said, “The student representative never brought their issues to the management else we would have resolved their issues on time. We are waiting for the Principal to arrive and the management will look into the concerns raised by the students.”

Talks are underway in between both the parties and it is hoped they will reach a consensus soon.

Founded in 1923, State-managed BOSE is one of the oldest diploma engineering colleges in Odisha. Students from all over India come over to BOSE for their engineering and diploma degree.

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BP Panigrahi, Student, BOSE College

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Ishwar Mohanty, Superintendent, BOSE College