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Students protest open-air classes, FM officials say building incomplete

Statesman News Service | Balasore |

The authorities of FM University are in tizzy as some PG students of language and literature departments complained of classes being held in the open under trees despite the fact that a new building dedicated for classes had been inaugurated two months ago.

The vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Gitanjali Dash, besides stating that the building was not complete in all respects and electric wiring is yet to be done, quipped that even in a reputed varsity in the country most of the classes had to be held in open air.

She further claimed that open air class was appreciated by the NAAC team during their visit. She said the language and literature departments have about 100 students who study Urdu and English as subjects besides Odia.

“The classes for the said department was conducted in the building of Bio science and Biotechnology. However a new building was inaugurated on 13 January.

The furniture for class rooms are already been procured, the electrification yet to be completed. Since the complaint from some students surfaced, we would be opening the building soon.

A meeting has been convened for discussion on the matter with the PG council members. Some students prefer open air classes. The decision to this effect would be taken in the meeting,” said the VC.