VTU Students to Boycott Classes on September 1
Thousands of engineering students from colleges affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) have decided to boycott classes on September 1 to push the university to consider their demands.
Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) is a collegiate public state university in Karnataka. It is a statutory requirement for colleges offering any program in engineering or technology in the state to be affiliated with the university. The university encompasses technical and management fields which offers a total of 30 undergraduate and 71 postgraduate courses.
This decision came after VTU students’ struggle committee and the All India Democratic Students’ Organisation (AIDSO) who had a meeting on Tuesday. The main demands includes removal of ‘critical year’ and the ‘year back’ system for this academic year as many students were forced to write over 16 examinations in a span of 50 days. This was because the university had delayed the re-evaluation results of the odd semester examinations.