With the Calcutta High Court on Friday banning demonstrations anywhere within 50 metres of the Visva Bharati campus at Santiniketan, the central university announced the immediate resumption of admissions to undergraduate and postgraduate courses, citing the interim order.
The high court, in the order, directed that normal functioning be restored at the university with no demonstration anywhere within 50 metres of the institution even as a protest being carried out against the expulsion of three students near the VC’s residence entered the seventh day.
In a notification signed by the acting registrar, the university said, “Consequent upon the interim order of the hon’ble high court, the undersigned hereby inform that admission to the UG and PG courses and all NAAC-related work will resume with immediate effect.”
On Tuesday, the premier higher educational institution had declared a temporary suspension of the admission process, citing the inability of Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakraborty to physically monitor the work due to his confinement at home following the agitation by students. The move was described by the protesting students as an attempt to blackmail their agitation by putting the onus on them for the suspension of the admission process.