Acting IGNOU VC agrees to revoke decision on ending regular courses

furore over doing away with the regular courses being run at the Indira Gandhi
National Open University (IGNOU) has come to an end, confirmed a university official. The Acting Vice-Chancellor
of the Open University Professor M Aslam, has reportedly, agreed to revoke his
decision while agreeing to give a written assurance for the same.

200 students from 21 regular courses of IGNOU were on indefinite hunger strike
since the last 20 days protesting against VCs decision. The students in order
to have a word with Prof Aslam closed the main gate. Meanwhile, the VC called
police and all the students were detained. 

so happened that despite this indefinite hunger strike since so many days, the
VC did not come to meet us. So today we closed the main gate to have a word
with the VC. He called police and all of us were detained,” said Ashish Sharma,
student, IGNOU. 

to Sharma, directors from 14 departments also joined their protest. “There was
a meeting with the police official and our VC, and he has agreed to revoke his
decision and give a written assurance on that,” said Sharma.

students dubbed the decision as ‘abrupt’ on the VC’s part, a senior official
said a meeting was held and some concrete decisions have been taken regarding
the issue.

Deccan Herald]

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