Himachal Pradesh University Students protest scholarship delays

Shimla:  Students at Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) are up in arms against the authorities over delays in granting Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) worth about Rs 3 crore to as many as 93 scholars.

Its not the first time we are protesting about delays in granting research scholarships,” says Puneet Dhanta, president Students Central Association (SCA).

“We have been raising the demand since 2010 and the scholarship amount due is now about Rs 3 crore, he said.

The students body president also claimed that the grant for 34 scholars had arrived in the university but authorities were not issuing it on the grounds that all scholars would simultaneously being given the scholarship grant.

Pressing the Dean of Studies about their demands today, the SCA asked for immediate release of the scholarships.

On his part the Dean assured the agitating students that the issue would be taken before the University Vice-chancellor to find and early resolution to the issue.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik has nurtured Hill Post for over a decade. A chequered path had him drift from managing family owned apple orchards, to turning a documentary filmmaker, to a journalist - with India’s leading television networks and newspapers, to boot strapping in founding Start-Ups. He lives in Shimla.

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