A majority of classes in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) were not held for the second day on Thursday as students continued to boycott lectures in protest.
Around 100 students even held a dharna at the entrance gate and were stopping people from entering or leaving the campus. The protest probably will be continuing today if the students’ demands are not met.
They are protesting against the withdrawal of aid under the Government of India – Post Matriculation Scholarship scheme.
The protest spread to the institute’s other campuses in Hyderabad, Tuljapur and Guwahati as well.
A student said, “A delegation of masters’ students went to meet the administration late in the night on Thursday. The meeting continued beyond 11 pm (it was still on till the edition was put to bed). If the authorities are not meeting our demands, we will continue with the protest even on the third day.”
The students alleged that over 500 students in different levels of their degree are affected.