Six months on, 2000 students await hostel facility at KU
Jan 04: Six months on, more than 2000 students of Kashmir University are going
from pillar to post for the hostel accommodation.
July last year, around 2000 students applied for hostel accommodation. Six
months on the varsity is yet to provide them accommodation.
have applied for the hostel facility last year but the University is yet to
issue a list. I come from Kulgam district and face immense hardships on
reaching the university,” said a student.
student of the library science department said they talked to university
officials but they sought some more time for releasing the list.
“I come from Tangdar which is a far off area.
I zeroed in on the rented accommodation but the house owner is asking to pay in
advance. He charges Rs 5000-8000 for one month and it is very difficult to
manage such expenditure”, she said
official of the university said they have only seven hostels which include four
for girls and three for boys. “Every year around 2,000 girl students get
admission in the university, of whom only 800-1000 get accommodation. Others
have to find accommodation outside the campus”, he said.
Ajaz Ahmad, Provost Kashmir University hostel, said since the internet was not
available, it took them a while to prepare the preliminary list. “We provide
accommodation to those students who live in far off areas. After finalizing the
list, we will submit it to the university authorities for further
clarification. Within a week the varsity will upload the accommodation list”,