SRINAGAR: The horticulture students of SKUAST- K on Tuesday held a protest demonstration here in SKUAST campus demanding creation of separate posts for the horticulture university.
The protesters holding the banners and placards assembled here in SKUAST Campus, some of the placards read, “Shifting University killing our future”,“ New Horticulture university new recruitment” and “Save our future”.
The protesting students said that there are zero percent jobs for the horticulture graduates from last 10 years in the government departments and educational intuitions.
Amir Bashir Wani, President of the horticulture Graduates union said “We as the horticulture students of the state strongly oppose the move of shifting staff from SKUAST-K to Horticulture University rather than hiring separate staff for that. We have also suspended our class work till the government will accept their demands,” he said,
“The government is planning to set up new horticulture university without any plan to engage existing scholars. The government is playing with the future of new students and destroying their future” he added.
The Union president also said that State govt has decided to carve out the horticulture university from the already established institute- SKUAST- K.
“They have decided to shift staff. The will not only diminishes the future of horticulture scholars but will only create hundreds of unemployed youth with dark future. We are of opinion that this is a futile exercise,” he said.
The Union President reiterated and strongly endorse the establishment of new horticulture university within the state but said that it should not be at the cost of already existing university and the future of unemployed horticultural scholars.
“The creation of new institution should create new jobs, new research for benefit of horticulturists of state, but it looks other way here,” he said.