Watch: Jamia students raise university’s most burning issues in cultural event
At a cultural event held in Jamia Millia Islamia on Wednesday, some students raise burning issues of the university which are bothering them. A representative of a students’ group said students are facing hardship due to non-availability of hostels, lack of drinking water at places on the campus and on canteen issues.
The OT had reported earlier how some students months ago had held a peaceful protest on the campus over non-availibility of drinking water in coolers kept at Humanity and Languages Department. The issue was resolved then. The non-availability of hostels has been a big issue this semester since the university opened years after Covid-induced lockdown and restrictions as students started coming in July while classes for first-year students commenced on August 1.
The OT had reported about the problem being faced by students in getting accommodation in Jamia Nagar with some being forced to pay high rent living in crammed flats.
Jamia authorities have maintained that the hostels have been shut for renovation. Addressing the concerns of students, Registrar Nazim Jafri said: “The hostels have been shut for the last two years. Several hostels need renovation and repair work. The hostel renovation is underway. We are hoping to reopen hostels by November 15.”