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Minister GT Devegowda visits Maharani Colleges; assures to provide potable water, toilets and classrooms

Mysuru, July 24:-Higher Education Minister G T Devegowda on Tuesday visited the Maharani’s Arts and Science College for Women on JLB Road in the city and Maharani’s Commerce and Management College for Women on Valmiki Road here.

Following numerous complaints from the students of Maharani’s College over the unavailability of basic facilities in the college including potable water, shortage of toilets and other issues, G T Devegowda heard the grievances of students during his visit to the college.

The students of Maharani’s Arts and Science College for Women complained that there was no drinking water available and the college lacked washroom facility. “The compound wall of the college has collapsed and the roof of the hostel was also leaking.”

Speaking to media persons on the occasion, G T Devegowda said, “The college is imparting quality education to girl students especially from rural background and neighbouring districts. There is a rise in admission at the college and the heritage building where the classes are held is not enough to accommodate students and there is a need for more classrooms and more facilities. Since the college building is a heritage monument, the construction work atop the college is impossible and there is a need to protect this heritage building. We will discuss about the alternate arrangements to address the issue of shortage of classrooms.”

“The construction of washrooms, providing drinking water facilities, a full- fledged library and auditorium will be launched soon and utmost priority will be given in providing basic amenities to the students studying at the college,” the minister added.

Minister Devegowda accompanied by Chamaraja Constituency MLA L Nagendra, former Mayor Ravi Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar, MCC officials and others visited both the colleges. -KK

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