Srinagar Nursing College finally shifts to permanent campus

Shifted to Baghi Dilawar Khan Degree College in view of declining enrolment there

Srinagar: After operating from the premises of Women’s College at MA Road for three years since its inception, the Srinagar Nursing College has finally shifted to a permanent campus this year.
The nursing college is one of two such colleges established by the Higher Education Department, in Srinagar and in Jammu, in the year 2017. Since then, the Srinagar Nursing College has been operating from the premises of Women’s College at MA Road without a permanent campus and faculty. The Higher Education Department had been citing “non-availability of state land” to build its permanent campus.
However, on Tuesday, the nursing college was permanently shifted to Government Degree College, Baghi Dilawar Khan, in Srinagar, which has been designated as the permanent campus for the institution, principal of Srinagar Nursing College, Zamrooda Akhter, told Kashmir Reader.
Akhter said that the campus had been allotted early last year in view of the declining enrolment of students at Baghi Dilawar Khan Degree College. She added that the few students enrolled there had taken admissions in colleges elsewhere.
Although the Baghi Dilawal Khan College building is still under construction, it has sufficient infrastructure including class rooms and laboratories for the paramedical students, Akhter added.
Pertinently, the Srinagar Nursing College had taken a lead against its Jammu counterpart in starting classes in 2017, after getting affiliation from Kashmir University. However, in absence of land of its own, it was forced to start operations inside Women’s College, MA Road.
The Jammu nursing college could not start operations last year after Jammu University failed to grant affiliation to the institute in time.
For the Srinagar college, the department had appointed nine faculty members including an associate professor, an assistant professor, and 6 tutors on consolidation basis.
Earlier, the Higher Education Department had identified two buildings, one at Gogji Bagh and the other at uptown Chanapora, for the nursing college, but none of them had turned out to be feasible.

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