“The number of colleges has been growing day by day. Therefore, it is necessary to make the rules and regulations for granting permission to open new colleges stringent to curb the mushrooming of new colleges.
Nagpur News: The Maharashtra Higher and Technical Minister Rajesh Tope talked tough and asserted that the NAAC inspection of all colleges would be made mandatory for imparting quality education to students. Similarly, the rules and regulations for permission to open new colleges would be made stricter and stricter.
Tope was talking to Nagpur Today on the sidelines of Convocation Ceremony of Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University in Ramtek. Tope said, “The number of colleges has been growing day by day. Therefore, it is necessary to make the rules and regulations for granting permission to open new colleges stringent to curb the mushrooming of new colleges. Similarly, the mandatory NACC Accreditation (Inspection) of all colleges will carve out gradation thus facilitating the students and their parents to know which college fits the gradation. So they will have a choice to get admissions in the particular colleges according to the grade,” Rajesh Tope added.
It may be recalled, at present, NAAC Accreditation has been made mandatory for all the grant-in colleges. But still many colleges have failed to carry out NAAC Inspection.
Rajesh Tope further said that “The bar on admissions of the First Year students in 250 blacklisted colleges by the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court is appropriate. At the same time, a middle path should be found to sort of shortage of qualified teachers. The qualified teachers should be appointed on contract basis or for a certain period of time, but under the framework of the High Court.
Tope said, “According to directives of the University Grants Commission (UGC), a university should have only 200 affiliated colleges. However, in Maharashtra, the number of colleges are like a honey bee umbrella. Every university has more than 200 affiliated colleges. The stress must be laid on upgradation of courses in accordance with the requirements of the industries,” the Minister said
… Charles Salve