Mangaluru, July 9, 2017: The admissions to government hostels run by Backward Classes and Social Welfare Department are inordinately delayed (July 31), and 20 girl students of Dayananda Pai-Sathish Pai Government First Grade College, Car Street, are forced to stay within the college.
Principal Rajashekar Hebbar said the classes in the college started on June 19. However, the admissions to the government-run hostels commence on July 31, yet it is not done with, this has caused inconvenience to the students from Nelyadi, Mudigere, Chikkamagaluru and other far away areas. "We have made arrangements for 20 girl students to stay in the college. The canteen supplies food at concessional rate. The boys are being accomodated at a few paying guest accommodations to ensure that they do not miss their classes."
Hebbar said he has appealed to MLA J R Lobo to impress upon the government to complete the process of admission to hostels run by the government early rather than make students to wait even after the classes commence.
Further, the Gadinada Kannada-speaking students who are pursuing studies in Mangaluru are denied of admissions to hostels run by the government. MLA Lobo has written to Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya to provide admission to them at the hostels run by the government.
In his letter, the MLA is said to have said, "A large number of Kannada-speaking students from Gadinadu (border of Kerala) are pursuing studies at Dayananda Pai-Sathish Pai Government First Grade College, Carstreet, as well as other educational institutions in Mangaluru. They have to traverse 60 to 80 kms daily to reach the college. As most of these students are financially poor, they should be given admission in the hostels along with fee concession."
The college principal said 500 students from Kasargod and Kanhagad are pursuing studies in the college. Among them, 300 are Kannada-speaking students from border areas. About 20% of these students require admission in hostels, he added.