Started nearly 8 years ago, work on Polytechnic College Bandipora yet to be completed
Bandipora : Despite the passage of eight years since its establishment, the government polytechnic college Bandipora is still functioning from a private rented accommodation as its own building is still incomplete. The government polytechnic college, inaugurated in 2012, is currently functioning from three different locations. While the building for the college is still under construction. The college building is coming up at Watapora area of the district.
The college according to students was launched with much ‘fanfare’ but ‘with a divided campuses’ students face hurdles and difficulties. “Administrative block functions from a rented house while the two academic blocks function from two seperate places.
In Nebripora area, there is academic block of Tourism and Hospitality Management and academic block of Mechanical Engineering functions from three rented rooms in Papachan area of District,” students said. Students said that, We lack proper class rooms, library and laboratory. We are unable to gain enough practical knowledge. Students said that College is even without a playground, added that building is located near a bus stand where it is currently Functioning. Aggrieved Students further added that we took the matter several times with District administration, but all in vail.
Principal Polytechnic College Bandipora Javid Iqbal Bhat, told news agency RNA that they have taken up the issue about delay in completion of the building with the concerned authorities. He told RNA that construction of college building is in the final Stage added that we are going to shift in our new building by end of May this year. Bhat also said that they were facing ‘funding problem too and due to which worked was stopped Last time and hopefully the building will be handed over to the college in May.
When Contacted DC Bandipora, he said that the project had suffered delay due to lack of funds, added that the building is in final stage of completion, it will made functional by May 2019.