19 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo on Thursday made a surprise visit to Utkal University (UU) here.
The Minister who was accompanied by Bhubaneswar (North) MLA Susanta Rout during the surprise visit inquired about infrastructure at hostels and several other things, official sources said.
This apart Sahu also reviewed progress of other developmental works at the university, the sources added.
During the visit the Minister expressed unhappiness over non-utilisation of funds meant for developmental works in the varsity. He ordered UU authorities to take action for immediate utilisation of the funds.
Worth mentioning, just two days back students at the university had gheraoed the Vice Chancellor's office over a 10-point charter of demands and had later barged into the latter's office.
The striking students had vacated the seige after the VC assured them to fulfill their demands.
The main demands of the students included shifting of the main gate (entrance) from its current location to the location where Raja Hotel is located and to convert the current main entrance to exit and also better infrastructure in hostels.