Published On : Sat, Jun 21st, 2014

Damocles sword hangs on the future of many XIIth pass students seeking admissions

Lack of approved teachers in colleges causes students admissions to hang in confusion

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Nagpur News:  In what could be described as sheer apathy on the part of various non-approved colleges in Nagpur, future of many students of HSC who have recently passed their examinations hangs in balance.

The management and authorities of various colleges do not want to adhere to the rules and regulations laid down by the UGC and RTMNU to employ at least 50% qualified and approved teachers/lecturers. They seem to want to save the UGC approved salary amount to be paid to these approved teachers/lecturers. This has put these colleges in the list of banned colleges.

This in turn has caused reduction in the number of colleges who can give admissions in their colleges. They are have been already been occupied by the merit holders. With the number of seats becoming full, the remaining students who have scored lesser percentages in the HSC examinations are left in the lurch. They are now seen running from pillar to post to get admissions into undergraduate courses in Colleges affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU).

The seats for Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) and Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) have been filled up leaving students with average percentage with no option since most of the colleges in Nagpur are not fulfilling the criteria of the university order in regards of approved teachers. These colleges can’t give admissions in their first year courses  since they do not have required approved teachers to teach the subjects.

The management and authorities of various colleges do not want to adhere to the rules and regulations laid down by the UGC and RTMNU to employ at least 50% qualified and approved teachers/lecturers. They seem to want to save the UGC approved salary amount to be paid to these approved teachers/lecturers. This has put these colleges in the list of banned colleges.

RTMNU has taken a stand that all the colleges affiliated to it must have atleast 50 percent of approved teachers in the college. The seats have already been taken up in colleges which fulfill this criterion. However, there are hundreds of colleges affiliated to RTMNU which do not fulfill this criterion cannot take admissions.

This apathy of the colleges is keeping thousands of students from getting admission’s for these courses. This issue of approved teachers will bound to be raised in the academic council’s meeting scheduled on June 23. The State Government’s decision on permitting 6616 students of banned colleges to appear for exams will be also be discussed during this meeting.