In support of affiliating Pir Panjal Medical College with Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, faculty members along with students of this University hold peaceful march to press their demand.
Under the leadership of Dean of Mathematical Sciences & Engineering Prof Mohammad Asghar, faculty members of Engineering College along with students took part in the rally in which a request was made to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to intervene and affiliate the GMCR with Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University.
On the occasion, Prof Mohammad Asghar said that Vice Chancellor of BGSBU Prof Irshad Ahmed Hamal is very keen to get the Medical College Affiliated with BGSBU and whole University fraternity is supporting the cause. He appreciated VC for his visionary approach on Medical College.
In the rally, students raised slogans in support of Medical College in BGSBU and demanded immediate intervention of Chief Minister in this regard.
Speaking to the gathering, Prof Asghar said that District Hospital Rajouri already suffers from shortage of space & BGSBU has more than 7500 Kanals of land, and major chunk of which is available for development which can be used to cater to the growing need of land for infrastructure development of the Pirpanjal medical college.
He said that added that BGSBU is just 8 kilometers from Rajouri town & if connectivity is improved a little bit which has already been approved, the said medical college may get rid of traffic and parking problems for ever.
He added that scalability of affiliating colleges and institutions would become an intriguing challenge for University of Jammu to manage. He said that there are more than 150 colleges & institutes affiliated with Jammu University and in addition University of Jammu has to manage 5 offsite campuses offering various Postgraduate courses. He suggested that Rajouri College should be affiliated to BGSBU University if state is serious to run it efficiently.