SRINAGAR: Nursing students pursuing BSC degrees gathered at Srinagar’s press enclave on Saturday to protest against the delay in counselling by the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE).
The students, holding placards, voiced their grievances against the administration, seeking justice.
While speaking to the media, the students expressed their concerns regarding BOPEE’s failure to conduct the second round of counselling. “We are unsure why BOPEE has not initiated the counselling process and why they haven’t granted access to either private or government colleges.”
“The BOPEE authorities compelled us to stage this protest today because the selection list released indicates that some of us were selected, while others did not secure placement in colleges during the initial counselling round,” stated one of the students.
He noted that the previous notification explicitly stated that the seats allocated to the CDP category remain unfilled, necessitating a second round of counselling.
Upon visiting the BOPEE office, they were directed to seek an extension from the Indian Nursing Council (INC), which, in turn, informed them that they could not take any action until the paramedical council contacted them. “We have nearly 1500 vacant seats, and we are bewildered about their allocation. We feel frustrated and are seeking clarity from the authorities,” the students added. (KNO)