Koraput: The Central University of Orissa (CUO), Koraput today decided to lift the sine die closure of the institute from April 2.
'Based on a comprehensive review of the prevailing situation and unanimous recommendations of the heads of various departments and officials of the university, it has been decided by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sachidananda Mohanty, that the teaching departments and the hostels of the university shall reopen on 2nd April 2018 and classes shall commence from 3rd April 2018,' said a university statement.
The Vice Chancellor has appealed to all the stakeholders, especially the students not to be swayed by rumours and false propaganda, to maintain peace, concentrate on their career and join hands with the university to take it forward.
On March 15, the university was closed sine die following students' unrest over their several demands. Hundreds of students staged a dharna in front of the university's administrative block after discussion with the authorities remained inconclusive.
Their demands included immediate filling up teachers' vacancies, basic facilities in hostels, setting up more departments, establishment of a medical facility on the premises, bus service, canteen and Wi-Fi facilities and installation of ATM inside the campus among others.