UCE students resort to relay hunger strike

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Sambalpur, Oct 8 (UNI) After peaceful dharna for five days demanding deemed university status, the students of University College of Engineering (UCE) at Burla today resorted to relay hunger strike.

Nearly 25 boys and girls of the college sat in the relay hunger strike to intensify their demand.

Official sources said a staff council meeting chaired by the principal Professor S K Sanyal was held to find out solutions over the impasse.

Two senior staff and students will move to Bhubaneswar to monitor progress as to the registration of this institution under societies act, for facilitating the Deemed University status, Prof Sanyal said.

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