GUWAHATI, June 11 � Demanding a complete overhaul of the education system in Assam, the Students� Federation of India, State committee today alleged that a considerable number of students are being deprived of higher education due to the lack of seats in educational institutions.
The SFI alleged that the situation persists not just at the graduation level, but at the postgraduate level as well.
In a statement, the students� body said that while both the Chief Minister and the Health Minister have been blowing trumpet of development, students � who are the future of the State � do not get adequate facilities to attain higher education. It further alleged that an RTI application filed by the SFI to know the present situation of higher education did not receive any response from the authorities concerned.
Specifically addressing the problems at the postgraduate level, it said that whereas the total number of seats in Gauhati University, Cotton College and Bodoland University is 2,973, the number of graduates (with major subjects) under Gauhati University in the year 2013 was 13,512, of which 12,517 students have got first and second divisions.
�In the absence of any information from the department concerned, we carried out a survey which found that a total of 23,084 students passed Higher Secondary from Kamrup district, but the number of TDC seats available in Kamrup district is only 22,713, which means that 371 students of Kamrup district would not get admission in the colleges of Kamrup district,� said a statement.