SRINAGAR: Ideally, everybody is happy that the boys and girls who have been out of secondary schools have finally been to colleges. They are actually attending colleges daily and most of the crowd that is in the markets in the mornings and late afternoons comprises them.
However, quite a few people know that even though it has been a month in college, these students are still facing a lot of problems. While they somehow have managed part of the so-called upgradation processes, the teachers in most of the Cluster University-linked colleges are yet to take the responsibility of starting teachers seriously.
Students said that the frequent changes in the admissions were nightmarish. They were admitted to one college under one Cluster University notification and then the admissions were changed in the second notification. “I had submitted all my documents and secured the admission when the next notification changed my college and I had to redo everything and it was painful,” one girl student, who moved from Amar Singh College to MA Road College said. “In a lot of cases, the Cluster University officials had changed our priority subjects at their own sweet will, which to many of us was devastating.”
Amar Singh College, for instance, is yet to offer roll numbers to the students who were admitted for the first semester. They say the college administration has barred the library from them. (Officials contacted by Kashmir Life said they have issued roll number to all candidates on Monday.)
“It is too crowded and one has to struggle to be in the line,” one student said. “Teachers are taking the classes but it is erratic. Seemingly, there are few teachers and too many students.” (Kashmir Life)