The New Indian Express, Sept 2, 2012
Leader of the Opposition Bhupinder Singh on Saturday criticised the State Government in the Assembly for neglecting the engineering college at Bhawanipatna as a result of which it has not got accreditation from the AICTE.
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Singh demanded immediate measures by the State Government to ensure that future of the students, who will pass out from the college this year, is not jeopardised.
The State Government had set up the college four years back. The Leader of the Opposition alleged that till now the college does not have adequate infrastructure. The college also does not have a principal too, Singh said and added that many teacher posts are also lying vacant. Alleging that the college building is yet to be constructed till now, Singh said the college does not have a library.
The State Government has not taken any steps to improve the infrastructure of the college despite repeated demands in the Assembly as well as outside it, he said. BJP leader KV Singhdeo had also raised the issue in the House on Friday. He had suggested that students, who have taken admission in the college, should be shifted to other engineering colleges to secure their future.