KGF govt college may lose funds

A campus has to be constructed by the end of March to avail the grant

KGF govt college may lose funds

If the college fails to construct a campus by the end of this fiscal, the funds will yet again go back to the Directorate of Collegiate Education. The college had faced a similar crisis even last year and a suggestion to close down the college was also mooted.

However, the idea was dropped after stiff resistance from students and various other organisations. As per the guidelines prescribed by the UGC, a first grade college should have at least a four-acre campus. However, the college’s attempts to secure a revenue land from the Revenue department has yielded no results. There has been no response to the numerous appeals made by the college to  the people’s representatives and revenue department.

Given this, the college management has now decided to utilise the funds to buy private land and take up the construction of  the campus.

Quality education

The college, which has a student strength of 525, has 20 permanent lecturers and 20 part-time lecturers. The college has been able to provide quality education at affordable prices and is the only option for rural students. For example, the college collects a fee of just Rs 2,000 for Bachelors in Business Administration, while private colleges collect a fee of Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 for the same.

Presently, the college is holding its classes at the Government Primary School campus. However, the principal of the college, Dr Sabagtullah is worried about managing the classes next year as the student strength is bound to increase. The present campus lacks a toilet for women, a staff room for the faculty and laboratories for computers, psychology and other science subjects.

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