Classrooms transmogrify into open grounds

Infrastructure woes

Classes being held for the degree students at the open space at the school premises in Kuderu village near Santhemarahalli in Chamarajanagar district. Dh photo

Though the degree college was started four years ago, it is yet to get a building of its own.

The classes are being conducted for students in the premises of government higher primary school for girls, till now. Words alone cannot convey the misery of the lecturers and the students here.

The degree college was opened in the year 2007 and the classes were conducted temporarily at the available open space. Admissions were made for BBm, BCom and BA and there are about 150 students pursuing education, out of which the number of girls is higher.

While there is no problem during summer, no classes are held during monsoon season. The primary school has six classrooms and 85 students were studying there. When there was a gradual increase of new admissions for the degree college last year, the girl students studying fifth to seventh standard were transferred to boys school.

A five acre plot has been identified near Yalkuru village to construct the college building. But with the failure of state government to release funds, the project has taken a back seat.

The lone room available, serves the purpose of both staff room-cum-library. Fifteen computers are resting due to lack of space. Moreover, the school also lacks basic amenities like drinking water and toilet facilities. As the strength of the girls are higher, they have been stressing for a toilet. ZP president, members had visited the spot and assured to solve the problems, But no step has been taken so far in this regard, lament the students.

The lecturers say that if the same situation continues, the strength of the college is sure to reduce. The government and elected representatives should respond immediately and take steps to construct new building, they added.

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