Students deprived of hostel facility

Kathmandu, March 10:

The students of Nepal Balmiki Bidhyapeeth (NBB) have been deprived of living in the Tindhara Sanskrit Hostel (TSH) due to the lack of vice-chancellor in the Nepal Sanskrit University and the NBB campus chief.

“The students are deprived of their rights by not getting admission in the hostel due to the lack of VC and other members in the Nepal Sanskrit University (NSU),” said Arjun Babu Dahal, the NBB Free Student Union (FSU) vice president.

Earlier, only Brahmin students studying in the NBB used to get admission in the hostel, which was established during the time of Bir Shumsher, to promote study of Sanskrit langauge and literature.

But now non-Brahmins also get admission in the hostel after the Supreme Court issued a verdict that the hostel should give admission to non-Brahmin students.

Dahal said: “Now that the court has allowed people from various class and caste group to join the hostel, they are still not getting chance to enjoy the facility due to the absence of top officials in the NBB college.”

He said, “The hostel had 106 seats including male and female and the NBB gives an allowance of Rs 1,500 per month as hostel facility to five female students. The hosteliers are selected on the basis of the academic performance of the students,” he said.

He also said that the number of students taking Sanskrit education in the NSU is not very high and fewer students are enrolling these days. There are altogether 600 students studying in the Nepal Balmiki Bidhyapeeth and 20 per cent of them are girl students.