The All India Arunachal Students’ Union Federation (AIASUF) has launched a ‘mega helpdesk’ which would provide free counselling services to Arunachalee students looking to pursue higher education in other states of the country.

This was on Tuesday informed by Likha Akash, the founder chairman of AIASUF, who said “the helpdesk would also engage senior students pursuing higher learning in other states so that they can provide a better understanding of educational institutes and its facilities to those interested.”

He was addressing a news conference at the Press Club here.

“Former and present scholars with the support of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) will create awareness about colleges and universities, share details of their fee structure, affiliation, infrastructure, scholarship, environment etc to the students,” Akash said.

He said the helpdesk will not charge any fee for the counselling and called upon the students and parents avail its services.

“Besides helping the students chose suitable colleges, the helpdesk would also help them get correct and required information about the educational institutions and filter genuine agencies and brokers from the dubious ones,” the federation chairman said.

Akash said the AIASUF has also invited genuine agencies that help students with the admission process to submit documents that would authenticate the educational institutes they are associated with and consult for to the federation.

“Once the documents are submitted we would verify the same with the directorate of higher education and other authorities concerned,” he said.

He, however, said if the agencies and brokers provide distorted facts about the educational institutes, the federation would initiate legal action against them with the help of state authorities.

“Telephonic consultation has already begun and a physical helpdesk will be set up at the NEFA Building of the AAPSU in the next few days,” Akash said.

AIASUF coordinator secretary Longdom Kame informed that the federation will reach out to all the district student unions and ask them to assist the students of their respective areas.

For more details, one can reach the AIASUF at aiasuf.official1@gmail.com or call 9402200541.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com