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Students must focus only on studies: Appa Rao

Published Mar 28, 2016, 12:40 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2016, 8:29 am IST
Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile (Photo: File)
 Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile (Photo: File)

Hyderabad: In an indirect counter to the nationwide call for protest and boycott of classes by the students’ Joint Action Committee, University of Hyderabad vice-chancellor Prof. Appa Rao Podile released a circular on Sunday night saying that students would get full support from him and the teachers in attending classes.

In February, when Prof. Podile was on leave, students had called for boycott of classes. Prof. Podile in his circular said students must focus on their studies and not get deterred by any “advise or persuasion”.

It read: “Students should think only about their studies, classes, minor examinations and semester exams, and should not be deterred by any advice or persuasion to the contrary. You will get all possible support from me and your teachers in this regard.”

HCU voilence: Pakistan student’s offer sparks online row
An offer of help from a Pakistan university student on the Facebook page of the Joint Action Committee for Social Justice of University of Hyderabad on Sunday attracted much criticism online.

The JAC had posted on its Facebook page seeking help from people to make posters and videos for a campaign. Replying to the post, one Aisha Ali Wains, a student from University of Central Punjab replied, “Pakistanis are acceptable or not???” Wains’ post received a few likes and a few even welcomed her help.
But others criticised the JAC for taking help from Pakistani student.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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