NSUI writes to Himachal governor over food price, quality at food joints in Himachal Pradesh University

NSUI urges state governor to constitute a committee to fix food prices, check the quality of products at food joints among other demands.

Himachal Pradesh University. (Picture: Official Website)Himachal Pradesh University. (Picture: Official Website)

Press Trust of India | December 2, 2022 | 07:40 PM IST

SHIMLA: Congress’ student wing National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Friday urged Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar to set up a committee to fix the price of food and check its quality at food joints in the Himachal Pradesh University.

Yaseen Batt and Yogesh Yadav, the president and vice president of the National Students Union of India, HPU unit, in their memorandum to the governor urged him to include the members of their group too in the committee.

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The NSUI also demanded that students of BA, BSc, and BCom who failed in EVS exam, should be passed as there are no EVS teachers in any college of the state. In their memorandum, they also demanded a refund of fees of first year students, who passed the re-evaluation.

Investigation of the quality of construction works going on in the university and cancellation of fake admissions in PhD were the two other demands that found a mention in the NSUI letter.

HP University also saw protests from students due to a low pass percentage of BSc and BCom first-year exams in affiliated colleges. Students were protesting against the online evaluation systems as they saw low pass percentage of BSc students at 31% while BCom students saw 58%.

The students alleged that in some colleges, 80 per cent of the examinees did not pass their exams. "Teachers were opposed to online evaluation but the university authorities were adamant and went ahead with it despite the problems and without training the teachers. A majority of the teachers had not involved themselves in the online evaluation process," said Himachal Pradesh government college teachers' association, general secretary, RL Sharma.

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