Telangana: Students continue boycott of exams for second day
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 00:30
Hyderabad: Students from Telangana region continued to boycott the Post-Graduate semester examinations of Osmania University (OU) for the second day on Friday as a part of their agitation for separate Telangana state.

The boycott of the examinations was total on the OU campus and four constituent colleges in Hyderabad while the boycott call evoked good response from Nizamabad, Nalgonda and Mahabubnagar districts too.

According OU sources, only 1,592 students out of the 11,058 students who had registered for the semester exams of MA/MSc and MCom courses wrote the exams while 803 students appeared for the MCA second-year exam out of the registered 5,396.

With regard to LLB exam, 294 out of the 406 candidates appeared, they said.

Following the boycott call given by the OU Students Joint Action Committee, pro-Telangana students took out rallies.

Despite the low turn-out, the OU authorities had yesterday stated that the exams would continue. The State government had earlier ruled out postponement.

OUSJAC spokesperson P Kailash said that students will continue to boycott the exams till a bill for formation of Telangana state was introduced in Parliament.


First Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 00:30

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