Jaipur, Aug 11: About 250 Kashmiri students of Jaipur’s Suresh Gyan Vihar University (SGVU) are in trouble.
The students have been asked to vacate their hostel as the university reportedly did not receive the scholarship amount extended to them by the Central government.
Since 2014, 420 students have been studying at SGVU under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme . The students mostly from militancy-torn areas of Baramulla, Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Sofian, Ramban, Poonch, Rajouri, Kargil, Leh, Ladakh, Srinagar and Jammu, have been studying under various courses.
The scholarship, which includes tuition, hostel and mess fees, is released on an annual basis. The Centre released scholarship support for only 100 students in May 2016. The remaining 320, including 70 girls, are awaiting funding.
While the girls have been allowed to stay in the hostel, the boys, most studying for the past three years were issued notices to vacate the hostel on August 1. They can attend classes if they can manage their stay in the city.
With nowhere to go, they are now knocking every possible door for help and for for early release of funds and at the same time seeking shelter anywhere possible.
The university says it has not received a single penny from the government on behalf of many students admitted since in 2015.
Students ask why did the government award scholarship when they had no plans to release funds?