The J&K Wakf Board has joined hands with the Haryana Wakf Board to facilitate admission of students from J&K in Mewat Engineering College (MEC) of Haryana. MEC has been established by the Haryana Wakf Board and is being funded by Haryana government.
J&K Wakf Board has been appointed as nodal agency for the students seeking admission in the college.
In this regard, Chief Executive Officer Haryana, Dr Hanif Qureshi, who is also serving as IGP (Law and order) Haryana, has written a letter to the J&K Wakf Board.
As per the letter, J&K Wakf Board has been requested to provide ‘suitable space’ for “admission office” and appoint a nodal officer in the state for the admission of students in the college.
“The MEC is a minority institution but is open to all sections of the society. We wish that your office can open an admission office in a suitable space and depute at least two officers for various admission related works,” reads the letter addressed to CEO J&K Wakf Board, Bashir Ahmad Dar.
In its response to the letter, the J&K Wakf Board has appointed its secretary, Showkat Ahmad Beig as nodal officer for students seeking admission in the college.
Recently, a team of faculty members from the college was on visit to Kashmir and held meetings with the J&K Wakf Board regarding the admission process in the college.
The college offers admissions in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
“The fee for male students is Rs 39,500 per year while it is Rs 19750 for girl students. Lateral entry for diploma holders is also allowed in the college,” public relation officer of the college told Greater Kashmir.
The Hayrana Wakf Board has approached the J&K Wakf Board months after the valley students studying in various colleges of Haryana were intimidated and beaten by the local mob.
“Our college is safe for Muslim community. We already have 50 students from J&K. Our basic motive of visiting Valley and joining hands with J&K Wakf Board is to benefit the Valley students,” the PRO of the college said.
“We offer admission to minority students and want that J&K students should get benefited from it,” he said.
The college is AICTE approved and is affiliated with Gurugram University of Haryana. The fee structure of the college has been approved by the state fee committee of Haryana government
The college also provides concession in the admission to the meritorious students having above 80 percent marks in class 12th exams.
Secretary J&K Wakf Board Showkat Beig confirmed that they have agreed to act as nodal agency for valley students seeking admission in MEC, Harayana. “Students who are planning to get admission in the college should approach our office. They will be guided properly,” he said.