Polytechnic college in Bandipora works from rented accommodations

 

Bandipora, Mar 12: The government polytechnic college, inaugurated in 2012, here is functioning from three different locations. While the building for the college is still under construction officials say they will have their own campus by August 2018.
The college according to students was launched with much ‘fanfare’ but ‘with a divided campuses’ students face hurdles and difficulties.
“Administrative block functions from a rented house while the two academic blocks function from two seperate places. In Nebripora is academic block of Tourism and Hospitality Management and academic block of Mechanical Engineering functions from three rented rooms in Papachan area of District,” aggrieved students said.
The college building is coming up at Watapora area of the district.
“We lack proper class rooms, library and laboratory. We are unable to gain enough practical knowledge,” said a student.
Principal Polytechnic College Bandipora Javid Iqbal Bhat, said that the that the construction of college building had to be stopped after people from the Watapora area moved court and got a stay order for two years.
“The issue was raised with the CM Mehbooba Mufti in recently held Public Darbar, so we are going to shift in our new building by end of August this year,” Bhat said.
Bhat also said that they were facing ‘funding problem too and due to which they had to again stop construction work’.
“The funds have been recieved and work is going on. We expect by august we will shift to new building, as per CM commitment,” Bhat claimed. (INS)