Recovering from the effects of the cyclone Phailin, the University of Berhampur has extended his hands in front of Odisha government. The varsity has asked the state government to extend help to the cyclone-affected students by waving off their examination fees.
The vice-chancellor of the university, Deepak Kumar Behera says "the Governor and Chancellor of the university Dr. SC Jamir has been apprised of the issue, which has also been discussed with the Higher Education Department Secretary on Tuesday."
The university raised this request to the higher authorities when postgraduate students refused to fill the examination forms for the first and third semester examinations. In order to curb the protest and help the students, university not only extended the form submission date to 6th December but also took their demand of fees relaxation to higher authorities.
The university students' union also took up the charge and wasting no time, approached Revenue Minister SN Patro to wave the examination fees of this year's semester.
Earlier Berhampur University asked the state government for the financial aid of 150 cr for the facelift of the campus. The vice-chancellor, Deepak Kumar Behera says "we have restored only 10% of the damaged structure and need a special package to rebuild Bhanja Vihar."
The officials have already submitted the Detail Project Report (DPR) to the government for the re-construction of the campus. The report includes reconstruction of some of the old structures like administrative building, teaching departments, staff quarters, guesthouse, sports complex, students' union office and hostel.