Kamakshyanagar, April 14: Two groups of students faced off at Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology (IGIT), Sarang in Dhenkanal district late last night.
An oral spat broke out between the third year students and the final year students over a football match yesterday that took violent turn late at night.
A handful of students of the final year allegedly manhandled the third year students entering into the Bhaskar Hostel.
Being informed, police rushed to the spot and controlled the errant students.
On the other hand, the college authorities have vacated the hostels including Bhaskar, Brahmas and Tejas trying to settle the dispute amicably.
Anticipating law and order situation, police has beefed up security cover inside the campus.