The SFI has urged the HPU administration to keep the central library open with 50 per cent occupancy. The request has come following the government’s decision to shut down all educational institutions till January 26. In its request, the SFI said that students need to use the library to prepare for upcoming examinations. It further said that students were now well aware of Covid appropriate behaviour, and hence they should be allowed to use the library
Keep hostels, library open: NSUI
The NSUI, HPU, has also opposed the decision to shut down the library. Members said while the library was being closed on the pretext of Covid, the university was illegally conducting interviews for teaching faculty. The students’ body demanded that the library should be kept open with 50 per cent occupancy and the interviews should be stopped. The NSUI demanded that hostels should also be kept open.
Dates extended for scholarships
The Ministry of Minority Affairs has extended the timeline for three scholarships schemes on the National Scholarship Portal. The last date for verification of pre-matric scholarship scheme has been extended to January 15. For post matric and merit-cum-means based scholarship schemes, the last date for online application is January 15. The dates for verification have been fixed as January 31 and February 15.