11 Dec : Sangarsh-A movement for Justice, Equality, Peace, Prosperity and Brotherhood observed the Liberation day from the autocratic, self styled regime of Prof. Amitabh Mattoo. The activists of Sangarsh marked the occasion by lightening the candles near gateway of knowledge to represent the new dawn in University of Jammu.
Sangarsh claimed that exist of Prof. Amitabh Mattoo is not the culminating point of their movement which is meant for the complete revival of Jammu University and the filling of all the damages that took place in JU campus for the last few years. Students raised the slogans like "Mukt Hui Mukt Hui- Jammu University Mukt Hui, Liberation Day-Liberation Day, Mattoo Tere Raaj mein Student saare roye the, Mattoo Tere Raaj mein Teacher Saare Roye the, Mattoo Tere Raaj mein Statue Saare Tute the" On the occasion Sangarsh also launched a document naming "Justify The Truth" and aiming for the awareness.
The main points highlighted in the document include:
¨ White paper on the functioning, sources of income and expenditure of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) to which we all have paid hundreds of rupees for the last five years and IQAC generated amount in crores. We talk about the accountability of the money we have paid and this corrupt administration treats us like traitors.
¨ White paper on the construction, activities, maintenance and parameters for rent of Gen. Zorawar Singh Auditorium to which it is apprehended that corruption in crores had taken place during construction.
¨ Parameters for different appointments that took place in JU for the last few years in which no notification no interview was taken in which either the wards of politicians, bureaucrats or blackmailers were appointed at the cost of talent. We are talking about recruitment policy and the administration treats us like enemies.
¨ Parameters for different extensions that took place in JU for the last few years in which only sycophants were given preference.
¨ Polarization of students, scholars and the members of teaching faculty and favoritism in promotions, extensions and appointments and the recent example you might have seen on one day JUTA held a rally against Prof. Mattoo’s order of elevating Dr. Meenakshi Kilam to the status next to vice chancellor and on next day Prof. Mattoo was leading the rally of Non Teaching staff in his favour.
¨ Public money spent in the name of foreign collaborations and the outcome of it.
¨ Implementation of full fledge Academic Calendar which includes the fixed calendar for the activities of DSW, Directorate of Physical Education, Professional Colleges, Degree Colleges, B.Ed. Colleges, Directorate of Distance Education and for the regular students of JU and the reasons why the calendar was not introduced, implemented and enacted for the last six years. Without Academic Calendar why every one was befooled with hallow claims of Global Institution and what was the relevance of ISO certification which is even possessed by small shopkeepers of Jammu in almost every street.
¨ Regarding Academic disorder it is pertinent to mention that there remained confusions in the admission and the examination system and the declarations of the results took even more then ten months in many departments and the re-evaluation of the results has many flaws and many times 20 to 30 increase in marks raises many questions and there are many cases where gap was of more then 40 marks.
¨ Defunct nature of different ‘study centers’ and their revival.
¨ Defunct nature of N.S.S. to which each and every student affiliated with JU contribute Rs.20 and amount in millions is collected per year and for the last three years Office of the Coordinator has sacrificed all the basic fundamentals of N.S.S. laid by its founders.
¨ We are talking about the working in Bhadarwah Campus which includes Police verification of the Employees, the recruitment policy in which favoritism has achieved heights, the under doubt working of Purchasing Committee and the construction criteria of the Bhadarwah campus and the reasons for the step motherly treatment with other sub campuses.
¨ One man one post formula should be implemented. Talent and Seniority should remain parameters and not sycophancy
¨ Poor conditions of the Research Activities owing to which for the last six years JU has not produced any research thesis of either international or national standards. We are talking about uniform system of admission, fixed time for viva vice after submission, better hi-tech infrastructure facilities to scholar rooms and more scholarship avenues to maximum number of scholars.
¨ Construction of five new hostels remained the basic need for the last few years which is ignored due to which students are suffering a lot. We are regularly talking about the primary need of basic hostel facility, about strict policy against harassment of students in the hostels and well defined allotment criteria giving preference to the students of far flung areas.
¨ About the working of DCD which has become the instrument of commercialized nexus of B.Ed colleges shattering the basic fundamentals of quality education. DCD has become the money grabbing cell generating more then ten crores and many colleges are selling the B.Ed degrees as student attend only one month out of one year course .We are saying about the white paper on the utilization of this huge money for the last six years.
The prominent activists among the Sangarsh include, Ranjit Sharma, Vikrant Sharma Suresh Kumar, Ashok Singh, Krishan Dev Singh, Pankaj Mansotra, Taniya Akhter, Ramit Gupta, Rinku Gupta, Chinmaya, Neeraj Sharma, Anil sharma, Tabish Tanvir, Poonam Honda.