DJ Science College students stage protest – 11 Nov 2022

Protest against admin over alleged occupation of parts of college building by govt depts, non-availability of teachers

A large number of students from DJ Science College, a historic educational institution in the metropolitan city, staged a protest against the administration over the alleged occupation of parts of the college building by government departments, closed classrooms, and non-availability of teachers.

The protesters said that admissions have dropped by 85% in the college this year, but Deputy Director Colleges Sindh, Dr. Qasim Rajpar, disputed the claim, saying that admissions have not been closed till date. He said that he did not have any information about the occupation of any part of the DJ Science College building.

The students also staged a rally as they marched to the Director General Colleges Sindh and surrounded it. Representatives of protesters submitted their demands before dispersing peacefully.

According to them, about 600 admissions were given in Pre-Engineering every year, but this year there have been 85% less admissions. They also claimed that important parts of the college building were occupied by different government departments, while classrooms are closed, and students have to change subjects due to non-availability of classes and teachers.

Dr. Rajpar said that admissions would be given on the basis of merit. As many as 1,356 admissions have been given in DJ Science College, while another 100 admissions are in process. This figure is bigger than last year’s 1,400 admissions. “Last year, there was no faculty of Computer Science, but this year students have been enrolled in this subject,” he added.

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