Apart from the Panjab University departments like Gandhian Studies and Women Studies where it
is a well known fact that a section of students generally take admission just to procure University hostels,seven students from the departments of Law and Public Administration are among the defaulters who had been recently issued directions to vacate their hostel rooms. The university,has for the first time,decided to crack down on those who miss classes by asking them to vacate their hostel rooms.
Among the students list,the majority defaulters were from Department of Laws and Public Administration even though there are departments like Gandhian Studies,where the students did not attend a single class in the entire first semester,let alone the examination, said an official from the Dean Students Welfare office.
Notices were initially served to defaulting students and they were given a chance to provide supplementary documents to justify their absence from the departments. The college authorities,however,have narrowed down on 50 students from fifteen hostels. Among these,the majority are men while a few women are also on the defaulters list.
For the first time,the University is taking strict action against the defaulters occupying university hostels and have asked them to vacate their rooms before the semester examinations conclude. For those,who are still occupying their rooms despite the directions,a second notice has been served allowing them a grace period till January 9.
From the beginning of the session,the authorities had carried out as drive against the defaulters in the hostels. In the initial month,a regular check was made in all the departments,shortlisting those who were irregular in the classes. Accordingly,those who missed classes submitted an undertaking that they would be regular in the future or else the allotment of their rooms can be withdrawn.
In the next session,to bring about transparency,the authorities are all set to make the hostel allotment process online. As already,the booking process of University guest houses has been made online,the next in the line are the hostels.