Kathmandu, July 28:

The agitated students of first year Master in Business Studies (MBS) today vandalised the office of the controller of examination (OCE) of the Tribhuvan University (TU), dean office and TU central office demanding a fair investigation in the publication of results.

The students broke down windowpanes, burnt furniture, pelted stones at the office and protested by burning tyres. However, the loss incurred from the damage is yet to be calculated. The students had blamed the OCE and the Dean office for high failure rates in MBS first year exam.

Dr Narendra Maharjan, acting chief of the TU, said the students became too aggressive and did not wait for the publication of the report.

The TU central office had formed five-member probe team to investigate into the higher failure per cent on July 24 with the time frame of submitting the report by July 28.

“The students, however, resorted to vandalism before the report was submitted to the TU VC office at 1 pm,” said Dr Maharjan. Requesting the students to be more patient as the Tribhuvan University VC office is investigating the issue, Dr Maharjan said vandalism cannot be a solution to any problem.

The TU VC office had formed a five-member probe team headed by Prof Laxman Dhoj Joshi of Shanker Dev Campus. The result of MBS first year exam was published on July 21 and students have been protesting since then demanding a fair investigation into the publication of the results as the failure per cent was very high.

The Tribhuvan University officials and agitated students had held talks for hours on July 23 and agreed on the formation of a probe committee.