Bhubaneswar: Higher Education Minister Dr Arun Kumar Sahoo on Thursday morning paid a surprise visit to the Utkal University campus to look into various issues that have been raised by students in recent days.
According to information, the Minister visited hostels and inspected infrastructure and other facilities available to students. He too interacted with students on various problems being faced by them.
Higher Education Secretary Saswat Mihsra and Bhubaneswar North MLA Sushant Rout accompanied him.
Regarding his visit, the Minister said, “We inspected hostels and found problems being faced by students. Infrastructural damages were marked in the campus. The University has sufficient funds for use in development works. We have directed the authorities to resolve the issues soon.”
It may be noted that students had recently gheraoed the Vice Chancellor office to press for implementation of 10-point charter of demands. Tension had also run high as there was a scuffle between students and police personnel.