I recently got a chance to visit National University of Modern Languages (NUML) and was happy to see the hustle and bustle of students there. As per program I had to take part in a seminar and was greeted very warmly by the head of department. His office was small but neat and clean with out having any air-conditioning, apparently, to conserve electricity. I was impressed by the simplicity and down to earth approach maintained in a prestigious university of the city. After an hour long meeting, my companion (an ex-student of NUML) invited me for a cup of tea in the cafeteria. The cafeteria was not much different from a street caf. The students were as disorderly as they come, enjoying their snacks while throwing empty packets of juices, disposable plates and other material on the floor. A little effort should have been made to discipline students. I am particularly impressed by some universities in the private sector like LUMS and NUST because of their neat and tidy environment. -BILAL SHAHID, Rawalpindi, via e-mail, June 2.