GCET lacks adequate infrastructure, transportation facility for students

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 4/7/2021 11:05:50 AM Front Page

Jammu: In the absence of adequate infrastructure and transportation facility, the students of premier educational institute, College of Engineering and Technology (GECT) Chadwal, Jammu have been facing grave hardships.
Relocated under duress for purely political reasons and without seemingly proper application of mind to the remote corner of Jammu city, shortage of faculty coupled with inadequate infrastructure have crippled functioning of prestigious College of Engineering and Technology ,GECT, Chadwal Jammu.
Though the new campus of GCET Jammu has come up on an area of 869 kanals of land, but eighty percent of the land has been left for reptiles, snakes and other dangerous animals.
The documents in possession of The News Now has revealed that the 20 percent campus is filled with
building while rest of the 80 percent has been left for reptiles .
There is no land scaping and the campus is look like a jungle. Going by the data, there are only three department blocks out of five engineering departments and total eight blocks out of 20 blocks that were to be constructed for GCET campus.
The blocks are namely Computer Block, Mechanical Block and Civil Block, besides this the college has one administrative block, one boys hostel with a capacity of 200 students, one lecturer blocks comprising of eight class rooms, one library and one work shop block. The project was evaluated thrice in 25 years, but it seemed to be confined in papers only .
The documents further revealed that work for eleven blocks were yet to start, adding, the snail pace of construction of girl hostel will take twenty five years more.
Regarding transportation, the documents said that the college is 25 kilometer away from Jammu city and there are 1200 students but there is nothing in the name of transportations. The students are forced to either come on their private vehicle or local buses.

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