Again, Punjab College ‘cancels’ admission of 18 Kashmir students

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The Kashmiri students, who were selected under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme in Baba Isher Singh Group of Institutions Gogra Moga Punjab, today alleged that the institution cancelled their admission after one year.

“Either pay all the admission-fees within seven days or leave the institution as soon as possible,” the college authorities allegedly told students who belong to Kashmir valley and were admitted through Ministry of Human Resource Development scholarship in the institution.

A student Samia Ashraf told GNS over phone that the college authorities had selected them under MHRD scholarship. “This is a fraud. They (college) have changed the statement. They have given us one week deadline to clear all the dues,” she said, adding eighteen students have been told to go.

In July 2013, the students including fourteen boys and four girls had undertaken admission for B.Tech, B. Pharma and BBA courses in the institution under Minister Human Resource Development scholarship.

“The college then selected us under MHRD scholarship. They even assured us that no one will cancel your admission if the scholarship lapse,” Samia who was selected for B. Tech course in the institution said.

The students accused college authorities of the fraudulent selection. “We travelled all along with a hope to study. But alas we were unfortunate. College has played with our career,” said a student who was crying.

When contacted the Dean Baba Isher Singh Group of Institution Gogra Moga Punjab, Dr R P Gupta denied of the allegation by the students said: “Those students who have reported you such thing bring them in front of me. No one has been rusticated from the college.  All students are admitted in the institution. No cancellation. I mean it.”

According to vice chairman, Navjot Singh Dhaliwal , the college has nothing to do with the scholarship scheme.

“It is the MHRD people who are responsible for such failure. Not the college authority,” he said.

However, with no option left, the students are planning to return home after being in the college for a year.

The students said the most of them are ‘down’ and ‘depressed’. “We tried best to convince the authorities about the promises college made before asking them to apply for these professional courses. But everything went in vain,” they said.

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