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AU Students Union submits litany of allegations to VC

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From Special Correspondent
Silchar, March 22: The Students of Assam University in general are aggrieved at the ham-handed approach of the Vice-Chancellor and other higher authorities to their various grievances. In a memorandum handed over to the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dilip Chandra th, by Assam University Students’ Union on Tuesday, it was brought to his notice that the abnormal delay in the publication of the results ‘is a matter of grave concern for them’. It will seriously affect their academic career. This seems to be the trend continuing for the second successive year. It goes beyond their understanding why the results should be so delayed despite all the basic infrastructure and manpower.
Another serious problem faced by the students of B. Voc is that they do not have the opportunity of writing any seasol or semester papers for the examitions for the last one and half year. They also do not have the requisite number of teachers and proper lab facilities to complete their course. This has been intimated in writing to the Registrar of Assam University. Sadly enough, there has been no action or assurance from the higher authorities.
The students, it has been also pointed out, faced lot of difficulties in attending the 15th Convocation of the University. Such was the level of grievance which would make one feel ashamed. They were not provided sufficient food to go through the trauma of two days surrounding the Convocation. They smell a rot in it and demand a full account of the expenses incurred and the funds allotted.
Sarbanda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam, during his maiden visit to the University took note of the lack of a suitable auditorium and declared before the students present that he would sanction the amount needed for the construction of an auditorium. The Union wants to know if any initiative in this matter has been taken up. It also wants to be informed what the authorities concerned have done to act in this regard.
The roads that crisscross the campus are again filled with craters and potholes which have become accident-prone. The commuting students complain how the potholes and the seepages from the tillas fill the roads at some points, making it difficult for them to negotiate. Since this is another problem which might aggravate with the passage of time, corrective measures should be taken without further delay. Students in general want to the work status in respect of the Wi-Fi connectivity in the campus as planned.
Their another grievance centres round accommodation. Many students are not fincially sound enough to stay in rented houses or paying guests at Irongmara, Silcoorie as well as in the various locations of this town. The Vice-Chancellor has been requested many a time to persolly look into it and facilitate construction of additiol hostels for the students. Further, boarders willing to share accommodation with guests should be permitted to do this, of course, after seeking permission from the wardens concerned. This will be of great help to the students with fincial constraints.
According to the Union, it is an unfortute state of affairs that the students of a select departments get the benefits of placements through campus recruitment. The Vice-Chancellor has been requested to strengthen the placement cell and accommodate under it maximum number of departments. It is also strange that though April is the month fixed for fil publication and distribution of students’ magazine, no tender has yet been passed. The Union demand completion of official formalities within a week and publication of the magazine by end April.

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