Students seek better hostel and canteen facilities at SPPU

As universities and colleges across the state have resumed offline classes, students from rural areas are now returning to Pune for exams and study. At Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), students face several problems related to hostel, reading rooms and other issues for which Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and other organizations female students staged protests.

“On Saturday, we staged a protest at the SPPU main building for various demands,” said Anil Thombare, ABVP Pune Division Manager.

“The majority of students studying in various departments are from rural areas, they depend on the university hostel for accommodation, but hostel admissions have not been launched at full capacity. Reading rooms in hostel premises should be opened for students to study, food quality in canteens in university premises should be improved, and an installation of electric vehicles for students should be started,” he said. he declared.

Colleges and universities in Pune reopened on February 1 this year.

Accommodation is one of the major issues that students are concerned about and they are forced to stay in rental apartments.

“I had applied for accommodation in a university hostel but I have not yet obtained it. Currently, I share an apartment with four other friends. We have a monthly rent of 15,000 and each of us must pay 3,000. I come from a farming family and can’t afford to pay 3,000 per month,” said Mahesh Salunkhe, a second-year undergraduate student at SPPU.

Another student, Monica Jedhe, said, “Our online semester exam is going on and when we go to university for classes, the food available in the canteens is not up to par. In addition, the SPPU canteen should be open for students.

The SPPU Pro-Vice Chancellor, Prof. NS Umrani said, “We spoke with the students and took their points regarding student facilities and improvements to the university premises. We will consider them and work on them.

Linda G. Ibarra