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Academic activities of the Eastern University which came to a complete standstill from January 20 this year would commence from Monday (January 31) after nearly a week of protest by students.

Over 800 students had occupied the university premises protesting against the authorities following their decision to do away with hostel facilities to second and third year students of the Commerce department.

University authorities had prevented the students from entering the premises. However, the students had forcibly entered the premises and surrounded the administrative building of the university.

An emergency meeting was convened between the university authorities and the officials of the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Wednesday after which it was decided to resolve the issues amicably.

Accordingly, the authorities have agreed to provide hostel facilities to the students. However, university officials have expressed their dissatisfaction over the UGC’s failure to take action against students who had forcibly occupied the premises.