Beerwah: The Government Degree College, Beerwah in central Kashmir’s Budgam district lacks basic infrastructure due to which students face hardships. Established in 2005, the college also falls short of classrooms.
With student strength of around 1800, the college has only 11 classrooms. The courses it offers include BA, BCom, BCA and BSc in medical and non-medical,
“We are facing immense hardships due to lack of proper infrastructure. We have only 11 classrooms,” a group of students said adding that “sometimes we attend classes in the college park”.
We don’t have even a proper library, Ishfaq Majeed Bhat, a student said.
“The size of the present library is so small that only 10 students can go inside. We also don’t have auditorium,” Ishfaq said.
The students said the college has only one bus for five routes which include Rathsun, Arizal, Otilgam, Magam and Khag.
The students come to college from different areas including Magam, Kawoosa, Aripathan, Khag Gundipora, Chewdara, Rathsun, Ohangam, Meerpora, Khansaib, Wanihuma, CC Pora, Arizal, Otilagam, Arwah, Aatina, Narwara, Hayatpora, Sonpah, Kandoora, Najan, Sail, Pethkoot, Dachan, and other villages of the Beerwah tehsil.
The college is situated at the top of the hill with 1 kilometre distance from main headquarters Beerwah where from the students go to college by foot.
Senior faculty member of the college voiced similar concerns and said, “We need at least 9 more classrooms where students can be taught in a convenient manner.”
He also said the college is in dire of more transport facilities, full-fledged library and auditorium.
When contacted, the Director Colleges Yaseen Shah said, “We will look into the matter and also contact the college principal regarding the demands of the students.”