The BPUT students have gone into warpath over the reintroduction of supplementary tests in Engineering colleges. They have been staging demonstrations for three days now. However, after the talks between the students' representatives and BPUT administration failed last evening, the students from 15 Engineering colleges from the state, have decided to intensify their agitation and close their respective colleges and other colleges in the state.
The BPUT had recently abolished the supplementary tests and introduced the year back system, saying these regular examinations are putting more pressure on the teachers throughout the year. However, students are not willing to buy this argument and they say that BPUT's decision will ruin their career. Currently, students from 15 Engineering colleges are on a sit-in protest at the PMG Square, Bhubaneswar.