Osmania University semester examinations cancelled

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 21:28

Hyderabad: In the wake of violent protest by
students in the Osmania University campus here on Tuesday, the
authorities have decided to cancel all examinations except of
the engineering, pharmacy and hotel management courses.

"In view of the volatile situation, all semester exams
except of the engineering, pharmacy and hotel management
courses are cancelled," OU Vice-Chancellor T Tirupathi Rao
told reporters here today.

"They would be held later along with the next semester
exams or as per the students’ wish on a day convenient to
them," he said.

He said even though exams have been cancelled, classes
for the next semester of various courses will commence from
January 22.

To a query, the VC said the university will identify all
such cases with regard to foreign students studying at OU and
if required, would hold special exams for such candidates.
"This would enable the foreign students who are on VISA to
write exams," the VC added.

OU semester examinations, which were scheduled to begin
from January 19th, were cancelled following the death of K
Venugopal Reddy, an MCA student who allegedly committed
suicide by setting himself ablaze at OU Campus for the cause
of Telangana.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 21:28

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