Nizam College unrest: Telangana govt orders 50 pc hostel privilege for UG students
Naveen Mittal issued an order directing the college authorities to make 50 percent allotment of hostel accommodation to undergraduate girl students
HYDERABAD: In an effort to end the students' unrest in Nizam College, Commissioner of Collegiate Education, Naveen Mittal on Friday issued an order directing the college authorities to make 50 percent allotment of hostel accommodation to undergraduate girl students, on par with postgraduate students.
"After due consideration of the issue, the Commissioner of Collegiate Education hereby directs (college management) to allot 50 percent hostel capacity to UG girl students and 50 percent to PG girl students in the newly constructed hostel building with immediate effect," said the order signed by Naveen Mittal.
Telangana Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy took to Twitter and shared the order to announce that the State Government had "resolved the impasse purely on humanitarian grounds." She termed it as unprecedented in the history of the college, which, she claimed, happened under the directives of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR).
Even as the State Government claimed to have resolved the issue, the agitating students of the Nizam College were yet to call off their agitation. While agreeing to the order issued by the commissioner, they stopped short of calling off their protests as they needed more time to deliberate on a few other issues, some reports claimed.
The Nizam College students have been on a warpath since October 28 seeking accommodation for undergraduate students in the new girl's hostel building. The construction of the new hostel building was sanctioned by Telangana Minister for Information and Technology K Taraka Rama Rao in 2017.