Published On : Fri, Sep 19th, 2014

Filth prevails at varsity campus, hostels post NAAC visit; Many facilities lying in shambles

Nagpur News : 
During the last few weeks, Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) in order to impress the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) visit, has got facelift for all the departments of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Parisar (Campus) and hostels of the university. Many civil works, which are necessary for the students’ welfare and basic amenities were undertaken on war footing.
However, not even as one week has passed, the condition of the hostels and many departments have returned to square one. The maintenance of the upper P.G.D.T hostel at Amravati road is lying in shambles. There are around 200 students residing in the 4 wings of this hostel. The condition of bathrooms and toilets are no different and are in the worst condition. There are no lights. Bathrooms and toilets are too filthy. 50 to 60 people have to share 4 bathrooms and the condition of these bathrooms and toilets are in so pitiable state that there is a foul smell emanating till the corridors. Many of the toilets and bathroom are choked because of lack of cleaning. Students themselves have to clean them.

The drinking water cooler here is just for the sake of show. During the NAAC’s visit it was filled with water using buckets just for the sake of presentation. The water used for other purpose is also polluted and dirty. It was seen that the water tanks have not been cleaned for many years.

The scenario as regards to basic amenities is no different in various departments at Campus, too. The Humanities Department,which has many as 200 students and sub-departments has only one drinking water cooler without any filtration. Same is the situation of the library. Students go to the administration building (Audit section) for drinking water.

This situation is happening even after when students have complained and vented their anger before the NAAC team. During their interaction with the NAAC team, the students reported their problems including drinking water and sanitation. Still no lessons have been learnt and the situation prevails.