Due to dearth of space, the college runs in two shifts
It was set with the objective of encouraging girls education in the Muslim dominated area but seven years after it came up, the BJR Government Junior College for Girls, Golconda, is plagued with accommodation problems.
The college was shifted from Abids to the present location in 2007 and later converted into a girl’s institution with the purpose of promoting girl education in the area.
The authorities sanctioned a chunk of land and took up construction for a college building.
However, only the ground floor could be completed last year and the college was shifted to it. At present, the college functions from six rooms in a single-storied building in which it was shifted last year. The six class rooms also double up as laboratories. Due to dearth of space, the college with the overall strength of 500 students, admitted students for BiPC, CEC, HEC, MPC and two vocational courses - A & T and CSE - works in two shifts.
While classes for first year are conducted in the morning, for the second year students, classes are held in the afternoon. Locals point out that due to lack of space, the authorities are restricting number of vocational courses and student admissions but the college authorities deny it. There are more than three high schools, including two girls’ exclusive schools in the Golconda area alone, which record good SSC pass percentage.
“The problem will be solved once the construction work of the first floor which is in progress is completed before the commencement of the new academic year,” P. Sukreethi, college principal says. However, official sources point out that the construction activity is going on at a snail pace resulting in delays.
Basic facilities are also missing here. A reverse osmosis plant sanctioned to the college is pending installation for the last few months.
“We carry water from home or buy water sachets from the near by shops,” says a student. Students from areas like MD Lines, Golconda, Shaikpet, Langer Houz, Hakeempet and Mehdipatnam are enrolled at the college.