Utkal University Cancels Student Polls


Bhubaneswar: Following incidents of violence in the campus, the Utkal University administration have cancelled students’ union elections on Sunday.

The union elections were scheduled to be held on September 23, 2017.

Tension prevailed at the university campus after some unidentified persons on Sunday hurled at least two high-intensity crackers at the campus forcing the police to clamp prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC near the main gate.

Earlier on Saturday night, at least two students were injured after a group clash involving students and non-students.

The varsity has been closed sine die.