Students of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering’s (UVCE) evening college, under the Technical Students Federation, protested against the lack of lab facilities outside the venue of the Syndicate meeting. The mechanical and electronics engineering students said that the labs were closed at 5 p.m. when their practical classes were scheduled between 4.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The labs were ill-equipped, they added.