KATHMANDU: Institutes of health science, affiliated with Purbanchal University (PU), resumed their academic activities today, after two months of protest.
Unified Health Technical Students’ Struggle Committee (UHTSSC) had halted all the regular activities in the institutes since September 1, putting forth their 24-point demand
related to improving quality of education in the university.
Talking to The Himalayan Times today, Rajan Adhikari, UHTSSC coordinator, said the technical institutes resumed their activities after PU administration agreed to fulfil the demands yesterday.
“PU is granting affiliation to colleges that lack basic infrastructure, putting the future of students in jeopardy,” he said.
He further added that the students would get 10 per cent scholarship in the courses beginning this academic session.
Bachelors’ level final year students can now take their chance exam one month after the publication of the result, while others will be able to take it before the next annual exam.
In order to maintain uniformity in course fees charged by different science faculty colleges, the PU is holding a workshop on November 1.
The university has also agreed in principle to direct the respective institutions in hiring full-time teachers and follow the revised academic calendar.
Santosh Prakash Joshi, secretary at the Unified Health Technical Students’ Struggle Committee, meanwhile, said the upcoming examinations would not be disturbed, however. Earlier, the university had twice postponed the regular exams.