New Delhi: Due to prospective employers refraining from visiting the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in curfew-hit Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar, students have written to the Centre expressing their apprehensions about their career.
In the letter addressed to the Centre, the NIT students alleged that companies were paying visit to "third-grade colleges" across the country for recruitment while avoiding the prestigious institution because of the unrest in the region.
The letter reads, "Such a big question is the security of the Valley at this time that all those companies that even used to visit till last year have refused this time to recruit from the college. What is NIT Srinagar good for? Is the HRD preparing engineers in NIT, or soldiers for battlefield whom they want to test and try?”
On top of the consternation over the situation in the state, students allege that the institution is not taking adequate measures to arrange facilities inside the campus for recruitment.
Newly appointed Human Resources and Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on August 1 said that the issues inside the institution had been resolved with the students.
Kashmir is witnessing violent unrests after the encounter of Hizbul Mujahideen Commander Burhan Wani and the clamp down that followed.