Panjab University students from Kinnaur,who had gone to their villages on completion of their undergraduate final exams,last month,have been unable to come down for admissions to masters courses,owing to the damaged roads. Students who wish to apply to UG courses have also been facing a tough time.
The collapse of phone towers in Rarang village,Kinnaur,due to the flash floods has caused immense source of worry for students at PU. It has been 15 days since I received a call from home. Despite repeated attempts,calls arent getting through, said Punay Negi from Kanam village,a BE (chemical) student at PU,My brother was supposed to reach the city for admission to DAV,but I have been unable to contact him. Students from the upper regions of Kinnaur,Chango,Nako and Moorang,have not been able to get to Chandigarh for admissions.
Students will have to walk several miles to get access to vehicles to Chandigarh,unless the government provides them helicopter services. Anxious and concerned,their friends and relatives who are at present in Chandigarh are hoping that they will by any means arrive here in time. The last date for online admission for UG courses is July 2 and hard copies can be submitted by July 5.
We do not have internet or any other services through which we can apply online, said Chuzin Wangmo from Chango village over a brief communication through phone.
Three days back,I called my friend Sonia,who was to appear for the common entrance test,but due to road blockage she could not send her certificates and missed the exam, said Sunny Mehta,PU student from Pangi village. Kinnaur has never received such heavy rainfall. The roads have been damaged and it is going to take months to remove the debris, Mehta added.