Even after 10 yrs, Bengaluru government college functions in a rented building
By Express News Service | Published: 04th August 2017 09:42 AM |
BENGALURU: It has been 10 years since this government degree college was started in the city butit is yet to get a building of its own.The government degree college in Kengeri Town has at least 1,000 students. The classes are conducted in a rented house and also in a government primary school nearby. After repeated requests from the college authorities, the state government in 2013 sanctioned the construction of a building for the college. However, a few months into construction, some locals moved the High Court and got a stay on the building construction. Even after four years, the stay has not been vacated.
A faculty member of the school said, “We have approached the Department of Collegiate Education authorities several times and requested them to vacate the stay. But till date nothing has been done.”
Many students and staffers took to the streets in Kengeri on Thursday, demanding for a permanent building for the college. They received support from several organisations such as the All India Democratic Students Association, All India Democratic Youth Organisation and All India Women Cultural Association.
A student at the protest said, “We are forced to shift from building to building for our classes. There is no proper infrastructure and since the college has a large number of students, all our classrooms are overcrowded.” The students said that there are no proper drinking water or toilet facilities.