It seems like in government colleges no rules and guidelines are applicable. The intake of a students for a class at Maharanai Women's Art and Commerce College has exceeded two fold, than the sanctioned strength for a class.
The College can accommodate about 2300 students, whereas now there are more than 4800 students. According to University of Mysore Affiliation maximum of 990 children for BA, 420 children for BCom, 180 for BBM can be enrolled. Whereas, so far 1027 have been enrolled for BA, 625 for Bcom and 225 for BBM and admission are still going on. In spite of this over crowding, with the announcement of Supplementary results another 250 candidates are still underscore to join for college.
Being more generous for admission, the students are facing lot of problems due to lack of infrastructure and faculty. Girls were seen forcibly accommodating themselves for every bench 5-7 members. They even don’t have toilet facility, and rooms are not cleaned and lack hygiene.
In the available 57 class rooms, Arts, Commerce, Bcom, BBM, MCom, MSc, MA PG classes are conducted periodically for students. The government has also not taken any measures to provide basic infrastructure, in spite of ever increasing admission year to year.
Consequently, the hostel are full and over crowd. The capacity in hostel is 200, whereas 475 students have been accommodated. Due to lack of space the beds are placed vertically one above the above and in one row 4-5 girls sleep.
“Food and shelter are manageable. But due to shortage of lecturers we spend most of the time outside,” says student Rashmi.
College Principal Prof KS Lakshmana Gowda said that the strength has increased terribly and there is a government order to provide seats for students who seek admission. Guest faculty lecturers will be appointed shortly, and the interview will be held today (Thursday).
Admitting the increase in strength has lead to multiple problems, he said after the announcement of supplementary results, the intake has much more increased and there is a huge demand for admission to the graduates courses in the Arts, Commerce stream.
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The city's famous Maharanai Women's Art and Commerce College is imparting education since 97 years for girls. Though there are other four government first grade colleges, the college holds first place. Being situated in heart of the city, college attracts students from across State, in which majority of them are form Mysore, Mandya, Hassan, Chamarajanagar, Chikamangalore and Kodagu.