HYDERABAD: Osmania University has rejected the demand of the research scholars that they would pay their hostel and mess dues only at the time of submission of the thesis, stating that it was not in a position to advance the amounts and run hostels unless dues are cleared.

In a statement here, University Registrar Y.C. Venudhar said that dues of research scholars staying in hostels have accumulated to large amounts. He said non-payment of mess dues has become a burden on the University.