Crumbling education sector:School of Architecture has three rooms, four temporary teachers
Mar 9: Believe it or not, the School of Architecture in Kashmir has no
permanent building, no designated classrooms, and only four contractual faculty
Established in the makeshift campus at Abdul
Ahad Azad Memorial College, Bemina, in 2017, the School of Architecture was
recently shifted to small three-room rented building at Safapora. With an
intake capacity of 35 students per batch, the school has currently 100 students
on the rolls.
the last three years, the students have been left in the lurch with no one from
the government coming to their rescue.
On Monday, scores of students held a protest demonstration at the Press
Enclave seeking adequate infrastructure for the school.
Khan, one of the protesting candidates, said the school has been shifted to
Government College of Engineering and Technology (GCET) Safapora. “One small
block of GCET and lecture hall has been given to architecture school”, he said
Jan, another student said that they pay Rs 60000 fee annually but there is no
infrastructure. “The school is run by
four contractual faculty members and there is no head or principal,” she said
Colleges, Mohammad Yaseen Shah said there are certain difficulties and they are
in the process of developing infrastructure.
government has to follow certain norms for identifying land and other things”,
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir last year directed the school officials to
consider shifting the School of Architecture could to the vacated campus of CUK
at Nowgam or Baghi Dilawar Khan.