The Academic Council meeting of Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University to discuss the fate of 250 banned colleges was convened on Friday, October 18, 2013. The meeting started in the morning and ended with the passing of 3 resolutions on the issue of banned colleges.
Two resolutions of Dr. K C Deshmukh committee and 1 resolution of Dr. Baban Taywade was passed by the academic council and accepted by the Chair headed by Pro VC Mahesh Yenkie. The resolution was passed by the house subject to the conditions laid out by High Court. PRO VC Yenkie said, that we will put the observations of the house in the court.
Vice Chancellor Vilas Sapkal chose to keep absent from this very important meeting for reasons best known to him. He was in Mumbai for some other crucial meeting.
The meeting saw a huge tussle between the representatives of the banned colleges in the council trying their best to build pressure on the chairman Pro VC Mahesh Yenkie and administration to accept their demands.
Dr Baban Taywade argued on the adamant attitude of the University administration and wanted to know why even after the High Court’s order to consider colleges fulfilling the required formalities not be allowed to take admissions. After the court’s hearing, 22 colleges have submitted representations but nothing has been done on their applications by the RTMNU. He asked why the names of the colleges who have started the process for recruiting teachers, not be removed from the list of blacklisted colleges.
The Academic Council members Dr K C Deshmukh and Dr. Baban Taywade pitched very strongly in favour of the banned colleges. The Academic Council was adjourned unless and until the resolution is passed.
PRO VC Mahesh Yenkie had a very heated argument with Dr Taywade. While expressing his views he said that they need to find a holistic solution to this problem. He added that they are neglecting the basic issue as to why this problem cropped up in the first place. It is not possible to say that one cannot get even a single teacher. Everybody should give a sincere thought for long lasting solution. Now the matter of 250 banned colleges relies solely on the decision of the high court.
Details of the Dr KC Deshmukh Resolutions– Be it resolved that the list of the affiliated colleges which is captioned as the colleges having less than 50% admissions and whose names are forwarded to State Government for cancellation of permission of respective course be withdrawn due to:
i) These courses are still affiliated.
ii) As per section 83(3) (c) of the Act the power to determine the number of students to be admitted is vested with the academic Council.
iii) The Academic Council while giving the continuation of affiliation has already accepted the number of students admitted in these colleges for that sanctioned courses as no minimum limit was prescribed by the academic council, and those colleges, which are not affiliated their names should not be withdrawn from the list.
–Be it resolved that if colleges have made the admissions on or before the notified date in these courses then those admissions be regularized and examination of these students be conducted.