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Students block entry gates of Punjabi University

punjab Updated: Sep 05, 2012 00:37 IST
HT Correspondent

The students of College of Engineering and Technology at Rampura Phull of Bathinda blocked the entry gates of the university for nearly two hours on Tuesday to express their resentment against poor facilities at their college.

The students, who had come to the varsity campus in large numbers, alleged that the college in Rampura Phull was feeling the heat of the apathy of the university administration, as it had failed to provide teachers and other basic facilities on the campus. When the vice-chancellor failed to satisfy the students, the furious agitators blocked all entry points to the campus for nearly two hours in the evening forcing the employees and students to stay on the campus.

"There is acute shortage of teachers in MBA, MCA and B.Tech faculties. Admission to the MBA course has not been possible this year because there's no teacher for management, while the studies in MCA and engineering classes too have been hampered because of shortage," Harpreet Sharma, a student leader alleged.

The students were led by People's Party of Punjab leader from Rampura Phull Lakhwinder Singh Lakha-Sidhana.

The students lifted the blockade after they were assured by the university high-ups about solving their problem within 10 days.

"We have been suffering a lot in the absence of basic facilities like drinking water. For the last two months, many delegations have requested the administration to redress our issues but nothing has been done. We would again come to varsity campus if facilities don't improve," said another student.