KU North Campus students on strike
DEMAND FACILITIES; VC ASSURES ACTION
Baramulla, Mar 21: The students of Kashmir University’s North Campus at Delina here are on strike from the past several days against the lack of facilities and shortage of faculty in the campus.
The students alleged that despite repeated pleas for upgradation of infrastructure and increase of faculty members, the concerned authorities failed to do anything substantial on ground.
According to the students, the university started B.Tech programme in March last year and around 150 students were enrolled for the course. “However, the administration failed to provide basic facilities including internet and up-graded laboratories to the students,” the protesting students said.
“There is no laboratory for science students, which is essential for the students pursuing the degree,” they said.
The students also complained of shortage of faculty in various departments. “The students pursuing B.Tech are without mathematics teacher,” they said adding they had failed to complete even 10 per cent of the syllabi from the date of admission. They added that most of the staff appointed was on contractual basis.
The absence of hostel is also creating immense hardships for the students, particularly girls, they said.
When contacted, Kashmir University, PRO Showkat Shafi said the Vice-Chancellor had taken strong note of the students’ grievances and had constituted a three member committee, comprising three varsity Professors, which would visit the North Campus on March 24 and would submit the status report. “Vice-Chancellor will study the report and immediate action will be followed,” he said.
“VC, who will also visit the North Campus very soon, has directed the Executive Engineer of the University to immediately furnish the report about the non-completion of a building in the campus which will house various laboratories,” Shafi said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 21 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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