Published: 12th July 2017
Will cut power and water supply: Osmania University warns students overstaying in hostels
The Osmania University administration has asked "non-boarders" to vacate its hostels and warned of strict action
The Osmania University administration has asked "non-boarders" to vacate its hostels and warned of strict action against them if they did not. Non-boarders are former students who have completed their courses in the University, but are still staying in the hostels. "There are 18 hostels and each of them are overburdened by nearly 200-300 non-boarders. They have been asked several times in the past to voluntarily vacate the place. However, they continue to illegally stay," a university official said.
The University security has a record of illegal stay by several people in the vacant faculty quarters and also of unauthorised entry into campus and residential quarters
The University has warned of cutting the power and water supply and seeking police help to evacuate them. These measures will be initiated to refurbish the hostels and provide better amenities to legitimate boarders, the University said in a statement. They plan to seek police help to evacuate the non-boarders and has cautioned them that the authorities would not intervene in the case of police raids. They also maintained that such measures would prompt the students to move out and enable the administration to undertake renovation work.
The University said that it continues to bear the financial burden on account of power and water supply although regular courses are yet to take off, barring research activities. "This is the opportune time to fix all the problems related to amenities in the hostels when classes have not yet commenced for the second year and admissions for the 2017-18 session are in progress," it said. It also pointed out that some hostels were in a dilapidated and deplorable' state as they were built several decades back.