Srinagar: Around 1,500 non-local engineering students of the National Institute of Technology (NIT)-Srinagar on Tuesday vacated their hostel rooms and left for their homes.
The students said they were asked by the authorities to appear for the examinations "if they remain inside the campus".
"Our administration told us to appear for the exams as we were staying in the hostels. But we have not prepared for our examinations as we have been busy protesting," a student, who did not wish to be named, told IANS.
"The exams will be re-scheduled for those students who are not in the campus," the student added.
"Around 1,000-1,500 students have left for their homes after vacating the hostels before 5 a.m. in the morning," a student, who had left the valley on Monday, added.
NIT-Srinagar has around 1,500 non-local students, who have been boycotting classes following clashes between a group of non-local students and police last week.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troopers have been deployed inside the campus while police are stationed at the campus gates to ensure security.