Students may use hostel facilities after winter vacation: Jamia Millia
On the protest day, the university issued a notice informing students about the opening of the hostels.
“The Vice Chancellor Jamia approved that the opening process of all the hostels of boys and girls where the renovation work has been completed has been started immediately as declared in the meeting of the Deans of Faculties held on November 2. All Provosts of Hall of boys’ and girls’ resident are therefore requested to start the process of renewal, new allotment in a time bound manner so that students may use the hostel facilities after winter vacation,” read the notice doing the rounds on the social media.
The new order has brought respite for many students and parents who following the closure of the hostels for renovation work had faced hard times coughing extra money to resident in private accommodation in the neighbourhood of the campus in Jamia Nagar. It is not known whether all hostels will be opened or only those renovation works has been completed as the notice said.
Earlier, in the day, several students’ bodies of Jamia took out a peaceful march on the campus amid heavy security deployment outside the campus, said students.
Students term move as lollypop, demand immediate hostels allotment
However, students said they were informed by the university administration about the development and they are not convinced. “Why to wait for three months? We want the hostel for girls to open within two weeks so that they don’t face hardship. This is merely giving lollypop to the students to silence them and stop them from raising the issue,” said a student Niranjan.