Published On : Wed, Jun 12th, 2013
Education / Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Noted colleges pocketing crores by running non-grant courses by flouting RTMNU rules

Nagpur News: Several noted colleges affiliated to RTMNU have been found running non-grant courses but without RTMNU approved teachers thus pocketing hefty amounts in crores by running non-grant courses since past many years. Moreover, more than half of the colleges are found flouting rules and regulations laid down by RTMNU.

It may be recalled that since past ten years several non-grant courses have been started by the colleges. Science has the maximum courses including Biotech, Microbiology, Computer Science, Forensic Science, BCA, MCA and similarly Fashion Designing, Textiles and other courses. The most bountiful course in Commerce Faculty is BBA which has turned a treasure for some colleges as Rs 20,000 fee is recovered from students despite the RTMNU has only 16 approved teachers. The number of such colleges is almost 200 that are running the courses.

According to RTMNU rules, the numbers of teachers is decided by work load factor. But the approved Commerce teachers teach the BBA students also. The same situation prevails in the Science stream. The general science teachers take classes of professional courses, too.

Interestingly, the RTMNU has approved the same fee structure to all colleges. It means same fees in the colleges where approved teachers are and in the colleges which lack the teachers.

MORCHA TO V-C’ OFFICE: Rattled by the Rashtrasant Tukdiji Maharaj Nagpur University’s (RTMNU) directive barring admissions to over 300 colleges run by noted groups and bigwig political leaders, the managements and Directors of those colleges marched out and met the Vice-Chancellor Vilas Sapkal and informed him that despite having regular teachers in their colleges they have been put in the list 337 colleges who have been barred to take admissions of students.

However, the V-C told them that the list has been prepared on the information sought on the basis of a notice which was issued to gather the information about the situation prevailing at that time. The list was made after considering the conditions in the colleges at that time and the same colleges were included in the list. However, Sapkal assured the managements and Directors that he would look into the matter and would try to resolve the issue. But according to reliable sources, the V-C cannot make any amends in the list as the same list has been submitted to the High Court, too. The V-C has no authority to interfere in the High Court orders.

LIST FLAWED: Some of the Directors said that several aided colleges run unaided courses and have no regular teachers but still their colleges have not been included in the list. Some of the colleges have even started the process of closing down and the list finds no such colleges. The Directors stated the website of RTMNU is not being updated thus causing problems for those colleges which have RTMNU approved teachers, they lamented.