Engineering students padlocked Purwanchal Campus



Kathmandu: Engineering students has padlocked the Purwanchal Campus for indefinite period. Around 2,000 students have been affected due to the padlocked of the campus. 

Students of electrical engineering and architecture faculties locked the Engineering Campus from Monday, demanding the respective faculties get registered with the Nepal Engineering Council. 

Agitating students of Institute of Engineering Purwanchal Campus have warned they will halt classes unless their faculties are registered with the council.  Electrical Society Purwanchal Campus, Chair Netra Prakash Aryal warned to continue locking the campus administration unless their demands are not met. Previously, the students had issued a ten-day ultimatum to meet their demands.

The graduates of electrical engineering and architecture students asserted that they are deprived of various opportunities as the faculties is yet to be  registered with the Nepal Engineering Council even though the campus introduced those courses five years ago. 

Suman Dahal, one of the students of Electrical engineering expressed his sorrow of not being able to apply for government jobs only because he has not received the certificate from the council. 

On the other hand, Campus Chief Om Prakash Dhakal informed that the registration could not be done as he was appointed to the post seven months ago. He said that he had started the process of getting the faculties registered with the council. “Registration process has been delayed as the Cabinet has to take the final call on the issue,” Dhakal added.

Campus Chief Dhakal said he had done everything possible to complete the registration process.