Kasargod: Despite Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan meeting HRD minister Prakash Javadekar to sort out the ongoing hostel controversy at Central University of Kerala (CUK), it is learnt that the minister gave no solid promise on allotting private hostels on a temporary basis for students. The minister also informed the CM that it is not practical to allot hostel facilities for all students in the varsity.
The two hostels promised by the minister have already been allotted to the varsity using OBC fund and SC fund.
CUK Vice-Chancellor Dr G. Gopakumar was also present during the meeting with HRD minister.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle on the issue, Kasargod MP P. Karunakaran, who made significant interventions to solve the issue, said that the minister reneged from his earlier promise on allotting private hostels for students at the varsity’s expense. “When I met him for the first time, it was very positive and he even wrote on the memorandum to take immediate action allotting government or private hostels in one week. However when I met him again after the promise was not materialised, he changed his stand which I understood probably due to some interventions from the bureaucrats,” said the MP.
“Based on that stance, I requested the CM to hold talks with him. I am not sure whether the private hostels will be provided by the university. We are ready to find out facilities for students, but the university must pay for it,” the MP added....