Kumar Rajiv Nayan
Sasaram: Teaching work at Anjabit Singh College, the only constituent college under Bikramganj sub-division in Rohtas district, has been hit by acute shortage of teachers. At least seven thousand students study at this college under Veer Kuer Singh University (VKSU), Ara, but it has only six teachers.
Departments of Hindi, Political Science, Philosophy, Chemistry, Zoology and Economics have one teacher each while other eight departments do not have even a single teacher though the college has facility of teaching from Intermediate to Post Graduate in two subjects- History and Economics. The college takes admission every year and the students also appear at the examination and get degrees virtually without attending a single classs. For holding examination, teachers and non-teaching employees are appointed on contract basis for some time and at present the college has seven contract teachers.
Ritesh Raj and Sonu Pandey of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) said that the bell of the college seldom rang during the last eight years. They said classes are never held in absence of teachers and even those who are appointed in the college, hardly engage classes. The students have to return home without attending lectures. Now the college has become a den of some anti-social elements and turned into a park.
Shweta Kumari, Anita Kumari and Amit Kumar, who have passed Intermediate examination this year, and wish to get themselves admitted in this college, said that they were destined to study here as it is the only constituent college in Bikramganj and they can’t afford to go outside for study. They said not a single class was held when they in Intermediate.
Principal, Anjabit Singh College, Jawahar Lal, said that he was not in a position to ensure regular classes due to shortage of teachers. As soon as the VKSU would have teachers, the college will get teachers and then regular classes would be held, he said.