The 16 students from Jammu and Kashmir, who were suspended from a private university last month for indiscipline, were reinstated on Monday.
Mewar University, where the students study, said the decision was taken after the students apologised for their behaviour.
The students were suspended after they got into a scuffle over India’s loss to West Indies in the World T20 semi-final match.
“Not just the students, even the parents felt sorry for the entire unfortunate incident. After going through the records and video footage shown by the university administration, they fully agreed on the action taken by the varsity,” the university’s media liaision officer Harish Gurnani told The Indian Express.
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“The parents requested that the students be pardoned for one final time and shall be re-admitted to the university. All the parents have submitted an undertaking assuring that in future their wards will not indulge in any indisciplinary activity,” he said.
Gurnani also rued the stalled scholarship funds for students from Jammu and Kashmir, mostly part of Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme. “It’s anyway a huge financial issue for us…some Rs 20 crore towards their tuition and other living expenses is stuck with the Government of India. We don’t know for how long we can sustain them,” he said.
According to the university, grants for 658 students were “stuck” with the central government.