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Posted at: Aug 25, 2019, 7:02 AM; last updated: Aug 25, 2019, 7:02 AM (IST)

‘VC’s decision undermines very institution of Senate’

‘VC’s decision undermines very institution of Senate’
Members of various student outfits address mediapersons at PU on Saturday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 24

Representatives of 14 student organisations, under the banner of ‘PU for Democracy’, held a press conference against appointment of new DSWs by Vice-Chancellor Prof Raj Kumar, who did so by overriding the decision of the Senate.

The parties said the VC’s decision undermines very institution of the Senate.

Members of various organisations said the powers granted to the Senate to make the appointment were at stake. They demanded that the present appointments should be cancelled.

They emphasised that it was the Senate which stood for the students when fee hike was proposed by the university, granted equal rights to female hostellers and took back false cases against the students, among others. 

 “While the authorities were targeting students, the Senate came out in support of the latter,” they said.

 “More than three outfits will field separate candidates in the upcoming PUCSC elections. It is utterly impossible to support all three at the same time. However, it is only the ABVP that is supporting the VC’s dictatorial decision,” they said.

The Senate stood for the students when fee hike was proposed by the university, granted equal rights to female hostellers and took back false cases against the students, among others.  — Members of Student Outfits 

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