Is the idea of affordable education for everyone really this revolutionary that it is countered by such force?
Officials have been blaming parents and banks for causing financial irregularities.
Amidst heavy security deployment, over a thousand students marched towards Parliament Street to demand a complete roll back of the new hostel draft.
“The protest symbolises that we are not dead yet,” said a PhD scholar who was injured during Monday's police lathicharge.
The students' union has been on a strike against the draft hostel manual for the past couple of weeks.
At Presidency University, students gathered to sing protest songs to call out the atmosphere of fear in the country.
The engineering college has introduced a new elective – Philosophy – which, thanks to its skewed syllabus, raises questions about possible ideological motives.