Thanks to Raman, now we know that the University of Kashmir management would rather buy new luxury vehicles than grant scholarships to deserving candidates
(Mr. Raman Sharma, 26, was born in Jammu city. He received his schooling in the Sri Ranbir Memorial School, Jammu, and graduated in political science and sociology from the Jammu University. Mr. Sharma is a free lance journalist and a social activist who has filed over 500 Right to Information (RTI) applications with the Central and J&K governments.)
Kashmir University Purchases Vehicles Over Rs 2 cr in last 5 yrs: RTI
Srinagar: The University of Kashmir spent over Rs two crore in purchase of vehicles but provided financial assistance of only Rs 59.09 lakh as scholarships and fellowships to students over last five years, an RTI query has revealed. As per figures provided by the University, more than Rs 2.16 crore were spent on purchase of vehicles, most of which were luxurious SUVs for use by officials. However, the university has spent only Rs 59.09 lakh on scholarships and fellowships to students in last five years. Among the 36 vehicles bought by the University is a bullet-proof car purchased for Rs 9.25 lakh. The application was filed by RTI activist Raman Sharma.