A portion of the convocation will instead be held at Nandan III on Tuesday, where university authorities will confer honourary DLitt on veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee and honorary DSc on eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna recipient C N R Rao.
"At no point the students can justify to stop the work process of the University. We are concern about the condition of Hindu Hostel, and we are trying to complete the repair work as soon as possible." said VC Anuradha Lohia
The students said they were distributing leaflets outside Surendranath College in north Kolkata when they came under the attack by alleged members of the TMCP, the student wing of the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Around 100 students, including 60 boarders, had launched the protest Friday, over the administration’s failure to meet the August 1 deadline to shift them to the ‘Hindu Hostel’ from a temporary accommodation in New Town. By Monday evening, about 300 students have joined in the protest.
Around 100 students including 60 boarders launched the sit-in Friday, demanding that they be shifted to the Hindu Hostel. The authorities had assured the students that they would be shifted to the hostel — which is undergoing renovation — by August 1. However, renovation work has not finished yet.