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Falling standards of Women's college may stall cluster university project
2/17/2017 12:23:05 AM
Early Times Report

SRINAGAR, Feb 16: The government is set to commission its first Cluster University here by brining five colleges here under one umbrella. But the poor state-of-the-affairs of Government Women's College M A Road, here is feared to delay the prestigious project.
Official sources said the "Cluster University Kashmir is unlikely to keep the date." The other four colleges are S. P College, Amar Singh College, GD College Bemina and College of Education.
It is worth mentioning here that the Women's College MA Road college had succeeded in obtaining NAAC's 'A' grade during an inspection by an NAAC team during the times it was under the able administration of educationists like Prof Tanvir, Prof Jolden, Prof M A Wani and Prof Nusrat Andrabi.
"Now there is hardly anything left in the college that could help it to continue with the grade," official sources told Early Times adding that "it will not even qualify for 'D' grade, if reassessed!"
The work on construction of building meant to house the "Boutique" of Home Science Department is in full swing and is nearing completion as it is of great interest to the principal. "Compared to this the work on construction of the building which is going to be part of key Cluster university has been lousiest, it being still at foundation level whereas the progress in construction of buildings for the university in other four participating colleges is phenomenal," the officials said.
The reason for this abysmal progress in the execution of the work in M A Road College under RUSA is said to be the "incompetence and insensitivity" of the Principal, , who enjoys political influence, the sources said.
Experts said infrastructure-wise this college is no way eligible to be university or participant in the cluster university. The college lacks even basic teaching aids.
"The teachers have to waste lot of time in adjusting black boards placed on broken chairs, which should have been fixed on walls or placed on adjustable aisle. The teachers have no printing or xeroxing facility to churn study material for the students," the officials said.
Sources said the aids like Overhead projectors or LCD projectors are available but only for "cooked presentations" before the visiting dignitaries. "The college has no Browsing
Declining standards
Women's College MA Road had succeeded in obtaining NAAC's 'A' grade during an inspection by an NAAC team during the times it was under the able administration of educationists like Prof Tanvir, Prof Jolden, Prof M A Wani and Prof Nusrat Andrabi. Now there is hardly anything left in the college that could help it to continue with the grade. It will not even qualify for 'D' grade, if reassessed!
Centre, no internet facility like LAN or wi-fi enabled campus, no Smart Classroom even as the principal has been claiming to visiting superior authorities that all these infra is provided in the college," the insiders said.
"The naivety of the principal can be imagined only from the fact that she has made the Biometric attendance machine dysfunctional by wrapping it up in an old newspaper saying 'winter moisture spoils the machine'," said a group of staffers.
They said it has been done "only to enjoy her-self freedom of coming late to the college as well as allow freedom to her 'Yes Ma'am' cohorts to come and leave the college at their will."
The group alleged that the students and honest teachers especially those working on 'Academic Arrangement basis' are living a stressful life at the campus. "There is no sports facility. We have a badminton court, tennis court but no ratchets, no football or cricket bats etc said the group. And to add insult to the injury of the staff and students there is no canteen where they could go for refreshments to fight fatigue or pangs of hunger," the students said.
Sources said the Principal has propped up a "cunning pack of ministerial staff", who do not spare even students, poor staffers DWs, contractual lecturers other teachers in money matters.
"Be it a wage bill or a scholarship bill their hands need to be necessarily greased as otherwise the bills will not go to the bank or treasury," said a businessman dealing with the college.
Referring to other extra-curricular activities, the group said that NSS is the only programme implemented by the college as it brings with it a windfall to the Principal's chosen coterie.
But the college principal denies the charges saying government is happy with her working. She said the college had suffered in the floods of 2014 but that after that Education Minister Naeem Akhter visited that college and approved funds for requisite restoration. "The next time he(Akhter) and Dr Shah Faesal Sahib visited the college they were thrilled to see the change. You can confirm this all from minister Sahib and Samoon Sahib," the Principal told Early Times.
Despite repeated attempts the minister or the Commissioner Secretary Higher Education Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon couldn't be contacted for comments.
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