Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government Wednesday decided to serve a show-cause notice to private professional university, Eternal University in Sirmaur district over clash among students in the hostel last week, an official said here.
“The notice will be issued to the university authorities asking why the recognition (given by the state) not cancelled,” Director (Education) O.P. Sharma said.
He said the government has taken a serious view over the clash in which more than 15 students got grievous injuries in the university’s Akal College of Engineering and Technology.
The university is located at Baru Sahib, some 120 km from here.
Opposition Congress has termed it a communal clash and asked the government to withdraw recognition of deemed university status granted to it.
State Congress chief Kaul Singh Thakur said, “It was not ragging but a murderous attack on students of engineering college.”
The university is being run by the Kalgidhar Society that is also running a prestigious residential school, Akal Academy.
The school was in news last year when a Class 10 student allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in the school toilet.