B Tech Agri students protest government apathy

B Tech Agri students protest government apathy

‘What is the fun of having the degree if the government doesn’t recognize it’

Srinagar: The students of B.Tech (agriculture) at the Sheri-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, Kashmir (SKUAST-K) are protesting that the government was “not recognizing” their degree and no jobs were advertised for them.
The students held a sit in outside Chief Minister’s residence on Thursday but returned with a “heavy heart” as they were told to file their problem before “concerned authority”.
“We are trying to get an appointment with CM from last six months. The CM left us with no other choice so we today held a sit in protest outside her residence,” the students said adding that they have visited secretariat many time with their pleas.
“We provided files listing our eligibility and gave them documented proof of our eligibility in several departments like rural development department, forest, conservation, irrigation and flood control, command area department. But the officials declined and told us they cannot do anything till they get a response from CM,” the students said.
“We want to ask the government what is the fun of having this degree, which our university have started from 2006? If the government cannot provide us the field then they should close this degree,” they said.
The protesting students said that more than 300 B.Tech students have passed out from the varsity and were still jobless, while the intake capacity of the course has been increasing over the years.


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