Stu­dents re­gret lack of ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties at PAU

HT Ludhiana Live - - In & Around - HT Live Correspondent [email protected]­dus­tan­ LUD­HI­ANA:

Stu­dents who had come for the coun­selling of BSC agri­cul­ture at Pun­jab Agri­cul­ture Univer­sity said there were no ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties pro­vided to them on the univer­sity cam­pus.

On Fri­day morn­ing, a huge rush of stu­dents as well as their par­ents, who had come from dif­fer­ent cor­ners of Pun­jab, said there was no pro­vi­sion of drink­ing wa­ter as well as proper sit­ting place at the ex­am­i­na­tion hall, where the coun­selling was go­ing on.

They said that they were made to sit on the floor (with mats on it) in the ex­am­i­na­tion hall while wait­ing for their turn.

Par­min­der Gu­j­jar, pres­i­dent of the Pun­jab Agri­cul­tural Univer­sity Stu­dent As­so­ci­a­tion ( PAUSA), said the stu­dents com­ing from far off ar­eas of the state for coun­selling were a har­ried lot, as they faced hard­ship in the uni­ver­siy.

“There is no proper pro­vi­sion of drink­ing wa­ter at the ex­am­i­na­tion cen­tre, where the first stage of coun­selling was tak­ing place.

“The stu­dents were then sent to the agron­omy de­part­ment in the sec­ond round and au­di­to­rium for the fi­nal round,” said Par­min­der.

He also claimed that the doc­tor, who was sup­posed to come for the med­i­cal check up reached late at the health cen­tre of the PAU.

Harpreet Singh, a stu­dent who had come from Mansa said that there was no pro­vi­sion of wa­ter or shade for the par­ents, who had come for coun­sel­ing with their wards.

“The par­ents who were stand­ing out­side the halls were forced to stand in direct sun­light” said Singh.

How­ever Dr Devin­der Singh Cheema, Direc­tor Stu­dents Wel­fare of the var­sity said that wa­ter cool­ers were in­stalled inside the halls where coun­sel­ing was tak­ing place.

“There was no com­plaint to us by any stu­dents. The coun­sel­ing took place in a smooth way with no hin­drance” said Cheema.

He also said that the doc­tor who was con­duct­ing the med­i­cal test of the stu­dents had come on time.

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