Students lock Sambalpur varsity PG council office

Sambalpur: Even as the process of filing nomination for the students’ union poll started today in colleges and universities across the State, students of Sambalpur university locked the office of PG council chairman over non availability of nomination forms.

University vice-chancellor assured the irate students of issuing the forms again.

Notably, a series of students’ unrest were reported at certain places for the last few days ahead of campus polls which is scheduled for October 14. Utkal University authorities have cancelled the polls this year while SCS college in Puri, Ekamra college in Bhubaneswar, Dhamnagar college in Bhadrak and Marshaghai collge in Kendrapara have taken the same decision in view of violence.

Meanwhile, Dhamnagar college authorities have declared sine die over students’ violence while Marshaghai College has remained closed for indefinite period over the same issue.