Punjabi University students await hostel allotment

Punjabi University students await hostel allotment

Students protest at the main gate of Punjabi University in Patiala on Wednesday. Rajesh Sachar

Patiala, January 20

Students at Punjabi University are now forced to commute daily to the campus for classes due to unavailability of hostel rooms. Others from far-flung areas are staying back home. The university has decided to provide hostels ‘as per availability’. Students protesting on the campus are undeterred over their demand for providing hostel facility to all.

Varinder Khurana, a PhD research scholar said, “As per the university’s decision, most students will not get the hostel facility. Along with final year girl students, only 95 first year girl students will be allotted hostel facility” Sandeep Kaur, a student associated with the Punjab Radical Students’ Union (PRSU) said, “Most students, who are attending offline classes are commuting to the campus daily. Others from far-flung areas are staying home due to confusion. Students can’t afford paying guest accommodations as these are costly.” There was no response from the university on the issue till the time of filing this report. — TNS

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