Bhopal: Single water cooler caters 3600 students, one toilet for over 1500 girls

Bhopal: MVM college, which was accredited A grade in the year 2013, has nothing to boast about now. Condition of laboratories of computer science department, zoology department, girls’ common room speaks volumes about lack of amenities at the Motilal Vigyan Mahavidyalaya. The college also lacks basic facilities as on the campus there is a single water cooler catering around 3600 students. Besides, there is only one girls’ toilet for over 1500 students.

The state of affairs could be judged by the fact that first year students of the Zoology department were unable to do their practical due to unavailability of the materials in the lab and college store. The students were taught only the theoretical portion of the subject.

The scene at computer science department is no different, here a batch of 100 students were asked to do practical on 20 computers, out of which ten were not working and those working were outdated. And a total of 600 students are studying in the computer science department.

Rahul Sen, a second semester student of the MSc Zoology, told Free Press, “I am studying here for the last four years and the facilities in the laboratory and the department have never improved in all these years despite our complaints to the administration.” Asma Khan, a second year student of BSc computer science said, “Though, the computer science department is a paid course and students pay hefty fees the laboratory is in pathetic state.

Speaking about the girls’ common room, she informed that computer laboratory is converted into common room where there are no lights, no fans and during summers students complain of dizziness and unease.  Harshita Giri, president, student union of MVM, told Free Press that we had complained the college administration a number of times to improve the drinking water facility, girl toilets and upgrade the laboratories on the camps but no one is taking note.” Principal Neeraj Agnihotri denied to comment stating that he was on leave and would speak when he assumes office. The in-charge principal Mahendra Singh didn’t respond to the calls.

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