University in Odisha issues diktat asking female students to stop talking to boys

Sambalpur: The Vice-Chancellor of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Sambalpur district of Odisha has issued a diktat banning female students residing in Rohini Hostel from talking to boys on the roadside.

The notice read “As directed by the Vice-Chancellor, the boarders of the Rohini Hall of Residence are directed not to talk with Boys students on the road side. However, failing which the action deemed proper shall be taken against them.” (SIC)

Surprisingly, the VSSUT Dean has termed the move as ‘good’ for female students.

Piyush Ranjan Das, Dean, VSSUT Burla said “There were a lot of complaints from parents and local police against crowding near Rohini hostel. There were even complaints of accidents. So, the VC directed the warden to take care of the matter. Following the directive, the hostel warden issued the notice as a proactive measure.”

The Vice-Chancellor was not available for comments on the matter.