The Vice Chancellor
Subject: Complaint against the Dean of Student Welfare
It is to bring to your kind notice that the DSW has failed to address the problems of the students throughout his tenure. The promises made by him are still in black and white and have yet not been fructified. It is very sad that the students have always felt his absence wherever and whenever his presence was inevitable. Unfortunately, nothing substantial has ever been done by him for the “welfare “of the students. I would like to point out a few issues that have either not been addressed or have been neglected or have been deliberately left incomplete under the office of the DSW:
- As much as Rs. 10 lacs were allocated in order to set up a shed for the students at the student centre. However, no such shed came up during this time.
- It was decided to install exhaust fans in all the classrooms of Arts Block I, II, III and the Department of Laws. Unfortunately, it remains unfulfilled.
- The promise to repair the washrooms in the departments has fallen flat on the ground. It is alarming that the students are being deprived of the basic necessities where hygiene is being sacrificed for the vested interests of the administration.
- It was laid down that 10 steel dustbins would be put up in and around the student centre. In a campus where cleanliness is being talked about it is a very sorry state that the meagre decision of putting up dustbins could never be fructified.
- The washing machines provided in the girls’ hostel have not been functional for even a single day and no step has ever been taken by the DSW to correct the faulty machines.
- Another evidence of the funds being wasted is the obsolete Nescafe machines that were installed in the girls’ hostels.
- The interconnectivity of the girls’ hostel no. 3,4,5,6 as per the approved land of PU is still a project that lies incomplete.
- The garbage from the hostels is not picked up for days together leaving the surroundings unhealthy for not only students but also other residents of Panjab University.
- The kitchens in the hostels have not been upgraded in spite of commitment.
- The decoration of the walls below the bridge near the student centre has been left incomplete and no initiative has been taken up for its completion.
The list is unending. However, my motive here is not to meagrely point out as to what has not been achieved but rather to draw your attention towards the fact that the University is for the students and student welfare is the foremost concern of the institution. It is very shameful for the University to not have been able to address to these issues meagrely on grounds of bureaucratic fallacies. This calls for change and it is my sincere request to look into it urgently.