ABVP demands Open Admission to all students in UG first semester

ABVP activists highlighting demands before the Secretary Higher Education in Jammu on Tuesday: Aman

Secretary Higher Education, Talat Rohella gheraoed
JAMMU: The students of MAM College under the banner of ABVP held a protest demonstration in the premises of college in support of their demand of admission in 1st semester in the subject of their choice. The protest was led by ABVP State secretary J&K Deepak Gupta and ABVP Jammu Mahanagar Secretary Prateek Raina.
While addressing the protestors, Prateek said that the students, who had scored 75% in their 12th Board exam had been denied admission due to lack of concern shown by the Higher Education department. He said that the Vice-Chancellors of Jammu University and Cluster University Jammu had shown their incapacity to deal with the issue and the students were suffering for their basic right to education and right to choose amongst the choices available.
The infuriated students later gheraoed the Secretary Higher Education J&K Government, Talat Rohella. Highlighting the issues to the Secretary Higher Education J&K Government , ABVP State secretary J&K Deepak Gupta said that the colleges under Cluster University and Jammu University had failed to accommodate students in their respective fields of subjects. He said that those students who had scored 75% in commerce stream were forced to choose Arts stream and students of Arts stream were given the subjects like Persian, Arabic, etc against their choice to study History, Geography, Geology, Political Science, Education etc. Deepak said that the students must be given enough choices to study the subject of their choice and the subjects like Commerce and Medical stream should also be introduced in those colleges affiliated to Jammu University (newly opened colleges and old colleges), Cluster University Jammu; seats for History, Geography, Geology, Political Science, Education should be increased in all colleges. He further said that the new colleges running in 4-5 rooms were against the UGC norms. The Secretary Higher Education stated that the government shall take positive steps in this direction.
Further, a delegation of ABVP comprising Deepak Gupta, Prateek Raina, Piyush Raina, Sparsh Gupta, Sumedha Arora, Akshit Baru, Akash Bhagat, Sugam Andotra and Vishal Bhagat met the Divisional Commissioner Jammu in his office and submitted memorandum of demands.