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Ravenshaw University sets up panel to suggest changes to campus polls

Cuttack: After failing to ground the new election model due to stiff protest by various students’ outfits, the Ravenshaw University today constituted a three-member sub-committee, which will look into the matter and decide the next course of action.

The sub-committee was formed in a meeting of executive council (EC) of the varsity at vice-chancellor’s office today.

“It comprises Purnachandra Panigrahi, Bijay Mishra and CCD (Chairman of Council of Deans) Gourang Charan Nanda.  They will submit a report to the executive council. The members may consult intellectuals from outside, legal experts, educationists and former student leaders before preparing the report,” VC, Prakash Sarangi said.

The sub-committee will decide whether the varsity will stick to the latest decision of constituting a students’ council or continue to adopt the older model of direct elections.

Today’s exercise may be considered as ‘self introspection,’ Sarangi added.

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The Students’ Council which was introduced this year to stop violence during polls faced stiff protest from students’ wings of various political parties forcing the authorities to put the polls on hold till further notice.

As per the new model, direct elections would be decentralised to form students’ council that would assist the university on various matters.


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