Telangana: Students continue boycott of exams for second day

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.

PTI



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