Govt degree college Uri headless for a month

6 Classrooms For 700 Students

ALTAF BABA
Uri, Publish Date: May 27 2018 12:20AM | Updated Date: May 27 2018 10:51AM
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With six classrooms for 700 students, the government degree college Uri in Baramulla district mocks at the government’s tall claims on strengthening the education sector across the state. 

The college is headless for the last one month after its former principal retired on superannuation. 

According to sources, though a principal from Srinagar has been posted to this college, the official has not yet joined. 

The college, sources, said, was already suffering from the inadequate infrastructure as for around seven hundred students it has just six classrooms. 

“We are sometimes forced to wait for classes as there is dearth of classrooms,” said Iqbal Hussain, a student. 

According to sources, the college has been recently allotted new subjects, which include Commerce, Geology and Sociology. “Affiliation process for these subjects has stuck due to absence of the principal,” sources said.

The college has not even a proper library, sources said.

The locals accused the authorities of reducing the college to a mere “coaching centre”. 

They said the authorities were showing no interest to mitigate the problems of the students. 

“The college is not serving the purpose of an educational institution. The lack of infrastructure is forcing students to move to other colleges of the district,” Manzoor Ahmad of Uri town said. 

The college has been established in 2005 under the Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan with an aim to create learning opportunities for the students of this educationally backward and hilly area.

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