The Coaching Centres Association of Kashmir has decided to offer free admission to the students who were expelled from other states during the recent days, so as to prevent their academic loss.
The Association said that the students fleeing from outside states due to harassment and physical attacks are in no position to return back immediately, which will threaten their academic career. “We have faculty and means to provide them with the education in the majority of subjects. Be it BBA, BCA, B.Tech, MBA or any other subjects, we have the requisite faculty,” said Dr B A Shah Spokesperson of CCAK.
“Some of the stories we have learnt from the students are harrowing and the experience will haunt them for a long time. We want to minimise their loss and also prevent them from going into a situation like Post Traumatic Stress.”
The Association said that it will ensure the studies are not affected. Terming the expelling of students as a conspiracy, the Association said that various steps are being taken to mitigate the situation.
“Together with like-minded educationists and academicians, we are finding the solution to the problem. According to our estimates, we have enough trained faculty and infrastructure to accommodate the majority of the students. We can provide the facility for the majority of subjects which the students have been studying.”
The Association sought removal of barriers for entrepreneurs to establish world-class educational institutes of higher learning in Kashmir. “Not only the students will be provided safe and quality education, but it will also create employment for at least 50000 unemployed persons,” said Shah.
“We can truly create a vibrant knowledge sector here.”
Meanwhile taking strong note of failing to provide security to thousands of students the Association is teaming up with legal experts to take the culprits to court. “Our students pay crores of rupees in fee and even the landlords are given rent in advance for the year. And when the need of hour comes, all of them conspire to throw the Kashmiri students out,” said Shah. “We are mulling to sue all such colleges and landlords who evicted the Kashmiri students. We will ensure that all students are adequately compensated because some of the students are from middle class or even poor families who sold their belongings to give better education to their wards.”
The association has called all students who have returned to contact:
Paul’s Cambridge, Parraypora, Mob. No 9469888444 (Mehraj), 9469888555 (Arshid) or visit Coaching Centres Association office Opp Hotel Broad View behind Civil Secretariat Srinagar for further details.(KL)