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Hyderabad University’s students on indefinite hunger strike to protest against cut-off norm for admissions

The Students' Union 2019-20 of Hyderabad University has condemned the varsity's 'autocratic' decision to adopt 'Brahminical' centr…

Hyderabad (Telangana), October 18 — The Students' Union 2019-20 of Hyderabad University has condemned the varsity's 'autocratic' decision to adopt 'Brahminical' centralised minimum mark criteria in the entrance examination, for MPhil and PhD interviews, and decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike to protest against it.
In a statement, Abhishek Nandan, President, Students' Union 2019-20 said that this will result in turning the university as an inaccessible space for students who do not belong to the privileged sections.
"Students' Union 2019-20 strongly condemns this attitude and absolutely rejects the adoption of the discriminatory qualifying criteria. We demand that candidates should be called in 1:6 proportions and no seat shall remain vacant," he said.
The University of Hyderabad declared the entrance examination result of the year 2020-2021 on October 16.
As per Nandan, 71 seats were left vacant of which 64 belong to reserved categories.

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Source: ANI

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