Presidency University holding 2-day referendum on campus issues

 A two-day referendum by Presidency University students on campus issues began on Tuesday.

Kolkata: A two-day referendum by Presidency University students on campus issues began on Tuesday.

A list of four questions were being asked by the students' union related to the one-and-a-half year old tenure of Vice-chancellor Anuradha Lohia.

The questions were whether the VC has failed to pay due attention to the opinions of the student community, whether the consistent transfer of teachers from Presidency negatively affected the academic atmosphere and whether the autonomy of Presidency University was being curbed.

The last one was related to the fairness of the recent admission test.

The referendum would go on till tomorrow.

Trisha Chanda, general secretary of the students' union, said the idea behind holding a referendum was to incorporate the opinion of all students of the university.

She said they have not withdrawn their demand for resignation of Lohia.

"This referendum is simply another step in the movement towards achieving that goal," she said.

Last month, a group of students had gheraoed the VC in her office for 26 hours after the police allegedly assaulted them during Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to the campus.

Since then the students have been demanding Lohia's resignation.

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