Approval of 253 private B.Ed colleges of the state is canceled, the future of students is in darkness
The university must fulfill the criteria prescribed by NCTE to get approval (affiliation). Otherwise, Babasaheb Ambedkar Education University and State B.Ed University has taken a tough stance this year. As a result, the approval of 253 private B.Ed colleges was canceled subject to the order of the Supreme Court. Because these colleges did not get approval and renewal of accreditation from the university due to not fulfilling the criteria.
There are 624 colleges under B.Ed University in the state. Out of which 603 colleges are private. The process of receiving applications for approval and renewal of recognition (Renew) started on August 5 this year. In the July 31 notification, it was clearly stated that certain criteria must be met. Last October 30 was the last day to apply online with the required information for renewal of approval. According to university sources, as many as 350 colleges have been approved by the university till this morning. That is, the future of the remaining 250 private B.Ed colleges was uncertain. That became clear on Friday. A total of 232 colleges were revoked.
Not getting approval from so many colleges will also affect the number of seats in B Ed, and M Ed courses. Last year about 53 thousand students were admitted to 624 B.Ed colleges. In that case, if 250 colleges do not get approval, the number of seats will be reduced to a large extent. However, the university informed us that there will be no impact on the students who are already pursuing teacher training courses in the respective colleges.
A fire safety certificate is mandatory for renewal of approval. Secondly, a sufficient number of teachers in accordance with the NCT norms, judging by the number of students, thirdly, paying the teachers properly (Direct Benefit Transfer). In terms of fulfilling the three conditions, many colleges have regularly noticed the university authorities. No fire safety certificate. An adequate number of teachers are not recruited. Again, the name of the teacher who lost his job has been left on the list of teachers. Teachers are not being paid through banks. In several cases, fake beneficiaries were also allegedly shown by the college. After many such complaints were submitted to the university, the university authorities took steps to enforce the rules laid down by NCTE in the colleges. Which is also mentioned in the notification of July.
But why is this year so strict? The university authorities said that the colleges were given several opportunities earlier. However, they have been forced to become stricter after coming to the notice of the negligence of the college authorities in following the rules. Despite this, several colleges have complained about submitting fake documents to the university. Again, many have stepped into the trap of getting affiliation by giving money to dishonest people. Due to these reasons, the approval of the colleges has been canceled, the university authorities said.Kolkata Traffic Police has issued guidelines on Kali Puja
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