Paradip, Nov 21 (LocalWire) Shortage of staff and lack of infrastructure is taking a toll on regular functioning of Paradip College, leading to growing dissent among students and guardians.
According to sources, Paradip College, established in 1975, is facing acute staff shortage and lack infrastructure.
“The total strength of this college is 1450, including 616 in plus three level and 834 in higher secondary level. Neither state government nor Paradip Port Trust has yet taken any interest in development of this college,” said a college official on condition of anonymity.
For long, the students have been demanding urgent appointment to vacant posts of teaching and non-teaching staff, expediting construction works of women’s hostel and other developmental works, all have reportedly been given a deaf ear.
Students said the old college building is almost at a dilapidated state, being exposed to saline wave from sea.
“Water leaks from the roof during rainy season. This building may collapse any time,” said a student.
“This college has no women’s hostel and 50-bedded boys’ hostel is functioning at dilapidated asbestos port building outside of the college. Nothing has been done to renovate these buildings,” he added.
In-charge Principal Suprema Kanunugo confessed: “Education system has been hit due to non-appointment of teaching and non-teaching staff. Construction of both boys’ and women’s hostels are still incomplete and renovation work of the present buildings have not yet started.”