Univ reinstates Kashmiri students

Jaipur, Aug 16 : The 266 Kashmiri students, who were evicted by Suresh Gyan Vihar University for non-payment of their dues, have been reinstated after the intervention of the chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the body responsible for disbursing the scholarships, varsity the had to admit them back.

These students were admitted under the Minister’s Special Sponsorship Scheme (PMSSS).
These students mostly hail from the militancy hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir such as Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Ramban, Poonch, Kargil, Leh and Ladakh. Under PMSSS, launched by the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, a student is entitled tuition, hostel and mess fees.

The Chairman of AICTE, Anil Dattaraya Sahasrabuddhe, who was in Jaipur on Sunday said in his speech at a private engineering college, that action will be taken against those private universities who lure Kashmiri students to take admissions in their colleges but fail to assure them of scholarships.

He had said : “This is my warning to all the universities not to play with the career of students. They should not give fake promises to the students and later harass them”. The chairman also said that last year around 2400 students were given scholarships and this year the number is likely to be about 2800.

A week ago, these 266 Kashmiri students were forced to leave the campus after the varsity failed to receive the scholarship amount extended to them by the Central government.

The varsity officials said out of 466 Kashmiri students presently studying, only 266 were unable to pay their fees as they failed to receive scholarship on time.

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