Students regret lack of basic facilities at PAU
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.