HICAST suspends classes indefinitely

Kathmandu, July 14:

The Himalayan College of Agricultural Science and Technology (HICAST) suspended its classes from last Monday until further notice following demonstration by the students against the college administration.

The protesting students claimed that the college administration scrapped the students’ tour programme.

The administration decided to suspend all the classes of the college after the Bachelor’s level fourth semester students along with the Students Council of HICAST (SCOH) padlocked the administration office.

HICAST Executive director Binayak Raj Rajbhandari, however, said the students protested when the college was trying to adjust the tour programmes to cut down expenses.

The students have demanded, among others things, implementation of the 11-point agreement reached some three months ago, between the college and the students, apology from the college administration and guarantee of tour programmes.

The college administration had called for an interaction for today, but that could not happen due to the Kathmandu Valley bandh.