On a day when the youngest Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah, sporting grey hair, arrived here in the winter capital to reopen the durbar move offices budding engineers studying in Govt College of Engineering Technology were manhandled by the police authorities near Press club of Jammu as they tried to take out a protest march to highlight their grievances.
The young students, belonging to all three regions of the state toiled hard before cracking the common entrance test and were on cloud nine when their names figured in the merit list of the successful candidates.
Months after attending the classes in the Govt College of Engineering and Technology their dreams of making big lie shattered.
They no longer feel motivated to go to college on daily basis as reaching there, 22 kms from Jammu city is in itself a big struggle in the absence of dedicated bus service for the college going students.
In the college their daily problems get compounded and now even they have lost track of the exact number of issues confronting them to study in a peaceful atmosphere. Highlighting the list of problems the agitating students holding placards in their hands claimed the lone engineering college of the state lack faculty and there is no proper infrastructure available to the students in the college premises or in the hostel.
“we do not have transport facility and have to struggle alot before reaching there.There is no proper faculty to teach the engineering students”.
“Most of the faculty members present there are currently serving on adhoc basis and very few branches have dedicated faculty members” the crowd of students said after holding protest demonstration and slogan shouting.
The college hostel lack basic facilities for the students. Lack of library facility, sports facility, educational tours and most important of them all placement cell compound their miseries, the students alleged.