THE NEWLY elected Panjab University Students’ Council in its first wish list has asked the university authorities to ensure proper cleanliness in the washrooms in the Students’ Centre, to make the hostel allotment an online process and to bring in more companies for campus placement.
“I have submitted a letter to the DSW for the maintenance of washrooms in the Students’ Centre which are in bad condition. We will ask the contractor to do work at the earliest. Otherwise, we will seek strict action against him,” said general secretary Aashiq Mohammad. “Once this is done, I will push for improving cleanliness in other such facilities on the campus, including the departments and the hostels.”
The council has also urged the university authorities to make the allotment process of hostel rooms transparent. All applications should be put online and the rooms should be served without resorting to the pick-and-choose method. Naval, a senior leader of Panjab University Students’ Union (PUSU), said, “We have held a meeting with DSW in this regard and will be submitting a fully prepared draft for the proposal to implement it smoothly. We have asked the students of UIET to prepare a software or a blueprint in this regard. We hope to submit the draft by next week.”
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The other major demand put up by the council is regarding placements on the campus. The council has requested the varsity authorities to invite maximum number of companies to interview students for jobs. The members of the council held a meeting with director (placement cell) Suresh Chadha and other senior officials.
During the meeting, it was highlighted that there was a dire need to involve both teachers and students at a larger scale to make the placement cell more successful. “We are going to make a team of students from each department. The students will go to their respective classes to spread more awareness on how the placement drive works,” said Nirjog Mann, PUSU president. Also, training about how to make resumes and work profile would be provided to the students.
“The programme will start from next week. Students’ participation is a must to make the placement drives in every department a success, so will put out this message and urge them to participate in big numbers,” added Nirjog.
The director (placement cell) said, “We are excited that the students themselves have approached us for this kind of initiative. We will help them in every possible way to improve the placement drives.”