Hyderabad: The 105th Indian Science Congress, to be held at the Osmania University here from January 3 to 7 next year, has been
postponed, the university said today. The Indian Science Congress Association said on its website that the university's vice chancellor
has expressed inability to host the event due to certain issues on the campus. The university's vice chancellor, S Ramachandram, said
though they were fully prepared to host the event, the decision to postpone it had to be taken due to things beyond their control.
'We were fully prepared. keeping in view the recent incidents on the campus,' he said. Notably, a 20-year-old student had allegedly
committed suicide on December 3 on the campus. The body of the first-year student of MSc Physics at the university, was found hanging
in the washroom of one of the hostels on the campus. Protests were held on the campus after the incident.The university said it hopes the
event would be held in the near future after holding further discussions with the the Indian Science Congress Association.
The university, was fully prepared to conduct the event. Several committees worked for the past three months tirelessly to ensure
smooth conduct of the event, it said.