Kathmandu, July 17:

Demanding that Tribhuvan University open admission for the Proficiency Certificate Level, activists of the Nepal Students’ Union padlocked TU vice-chancellor’s office in Kirtipur this morning.

Central committee member of the All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary Ratna Dhakal said his union would padlock offices of chiefs of TU-affiliated campuses tomorrow to pressure the TU to open admission for PCL. Students are organising protests across the country to pressure TU to open admission for PCL.

NSU president Pradip Poudel said “Vice-chancellor of TU Madhav Sharma has urged students to

intensify their movement so as to make the government provide budget needed to run PCL.”

“We have been forced to keep quiet because we do not have budget to run PCL,” Poudel quoted Sharma as saying during a meeting with representatives of the eight student unions this afternoon. Sharma had said during the meeting that the TU would open admission for PCL only if the government provided funds.

Poudel said the TU might open admission for PCL on Sunday, while president of All Nepal National Free Students Union Thakur Gaire said the admission for the PCL would open on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Dean’s office of the Institute of Engineering has not provided admission cards to students of private engineering colleges. The students have been demanding that exam fees of private and government engineering colleges be made equal.