BJB College Autonomous College Declared Sine Die after Campus Violence

Bhubaneswar: One of Odisha’s premier colleges BJB Autonomous College has been in news for all the wrong reasons over the past few months. Violence, protests and unruly incidents in the college campus has made matters worse for which reason BJB College was closed sine die on Monday here in Bhubaneswar.

According to an office order released by the principal, sine die has been declared till December 30 and the hostel boarders have been asked to vacate the hostels immediately.

The college authorities took the drastic step after there were group clashes in the campus leading to ruckus. Sources added, a dalit student of the Ambedkar hostel was attacked by miscreants within the college campus on Sunday night. In all 3 students were said to be injured and admitted to Capital hospital in the city.

Since September, sine die has been declared twice. Classes had resumed after 15 days sine die in mid October but the situation has not improved which led to another sine die. Repeated violence in the campus and suspension of classes has been affecting the education of students. Involvement of politics within the college campus has led to deterioration in the academics, opine intellectuals.

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