THE NATIONAL Council of Teachers’ Education (NCTE) has cancelled the recognition of 52 private B Ed Colleges in the State for 2006-07 for failure to comply with the norms of the council.
Sources said the notice and the list of the de-recoginised colleges were received at the respective universities and the Rajya Shiksha Kendra on Wednesday evening. The notices have also been sent to the colleges.
The de-recognition axe of the NCTE came exactly on the day when the distribution of application forms for admission to private B Ed colleges in the State commenced.
There are a total of 175 private B Ed Colleges in the State and, of these, the recognition of 123 has been continued by the NCTE for 2006-07, while the recognition of 52 remaining colleges was cancelled owing to various reasons, sources said.
The main reason that could have led to the cancellation of B Ed colleges is lack of proper infrastructure and teaching faculties as also failure to compliance of the other lacunae pointed out by the NCTE from time to time.
The NCTE conducts the inspection of the colleges every year and some period is often given to the colleges to take action to rectify the lacunae pointed out. However if the NCTE is not happy with the compliance it can cancel the recognition for the particular session.
Meanwhile, the distribution of the application forms for the admission to B Ed colleges commenced today. The admission process is this time being conducted by the MP Board of Secondary Education and would be based on merit in graduation classes. The forms became available at the headquarters and divisional offices of the board.
The State Government had recently taken a decision to do away with the entrance test to the B Ed colleges, a decision that drew flak from various quarters and dubbed as a way to benefit the managements of the private colleges to do some underhand dealings for admission.
As per the new rules of admission, 25 per cent of the seats in these private colleges have been opened to the students of other states for the first time.