Exponent Bureau, July 31,2023: Kishtwar campus of Jammu university is on the verge of closure due to apathy and lackadaisical approach of stake holders. The campus sanctioned during the tenure of Ghualm Nabi Azad as chief minister has seen no fresh impetus and efforts which could have saved this budding institution to become a full fledged university with the passage of time.
The university campuses of Bhaderwah and kishtwar were also sanctioned to give opportunity to these backward areas for the inaccesible students to avail university education and excel but kishtwar campus is on the verge of closure whereas the Bhaderwah campus is flourshing and the day is not far of its becoming a full fledged university.
It is pertinent to mention here that only few subjects were sanctioned to the campus including MA in kashmiri, Msc IT which had a lesser demand among the students. Interestingly there is no kashmiri subject taught in any school of entire jammu province let alone the Chenab valley. Consequently the absence of feeder students led to its closure and today there is no kashmiri learning student in the campus. The subject of computer sciences too evoked lesser response owing to the same above said fact which again led to poor response and functionality marring the very purpose of opening university campus.
The university campus was not sanctioned any new subject like lifescinces, history, philosophy ,psychology or any other subject which has abundant students from the schools from the entire valley.The absence of feeding students and absence of mainstream subjects has gradually led to its collapse and miscarriage of its real purpose. The successive proctors and caretakers only passed their tenure with no serious approach on ground to save this budding institution to flourish in the coming times.
The students ,general people have rued the the politicians of the district who made no serious effort to revive it and make serious efforts to prune this institution for becoming a great learning Centre of learning. while talking to the bureau ,the student leader of GDC kishtwar said that education is the least priority of kishtwari politicians who are more busy in project contracts, destruction of environment and vowing the people in false promises and unfulfilled commitments.