REACTING TO the mess that had erupted regarding admissions to B Ed course in private colleges, the State Government today extended the last date for admissions to these colleges to August 30.
Students who had been allotted seats by the Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) have been asked to take admission by this date following which they would not be granted admission in the allotted colleges. Vacant seats would then be delegated at the college-level in the presence of representatives of the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) on September 4 and 6.
Also, the government has decided to allow private B Ed Colleges to collect fees of Rs 25,000 as per the interim order of the High Court last year. This is a respite for colleges as last year the government had fixed fees of Rs 15,000 for the colleges. After 24 colleges went to court, institutions were allowed to collect Rs 25,000 as fees.
However, a government order today said that colleges could collect maximum of Rs 25,000 as fees and keep the extra Rs 10,000 as fixed deposit in name of students as per a directive of the High Court. The final fees to be collected would be as per final decision of the court, a government release said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has also issued strict warning to the colleges not to collect higher fees than that mentioned and any institution found violating this directive would be liable for strict action including de-recognition.
Some of the colleges were collecting arbitrary fees to the extent Rs 40,000-45,000 per annum and a large number of complaints were received in this direction. The Chief Minister said that district collectors should take any such complaints seriously and initiate immediate action. The Principal Secretary of Higher Education Department has written to the District Collectors, Commissioner of Higher Education and all Regional Additional Directors of the department in this regard.
ADMISSION: As for admissions on vacant seats, the government has said that the admission process for candidates on the main list who would not have sought admissions to any college till the last date, and those on waiting list would commence on September 4. Reservations on caste basis and that for students from outside the State would be maintained. Students would have to present themselves at the colleges of their choice at 10 am on September 4 and apply for admissions by noon.
The main list and waiting list as per vacancy available at the college-level and merit of the students would be put up by 5 pm the same day. Students finding mention in the main list would be given admission on September 6 while vacant seats would later be filled up with those figuring in the waiting list.
It may be mentioned here that a messy situation was prevailing in the State with more than 50 per cent of the 28,000-odd seats in the colleges remaining vacant at the end of the official last date of August 14.
The Association of private B Ed Colleges – Pradeshik Shiksha Mahavidyalaya Prabandhan Sangh – had approached the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) to release the second list of students so that admissions could be made on the large number of vacant seats.
Fees for B Ed Colleges
1 The government has decided to allow private B Ed Colleges to collect fees of Rs 25,000 as per the interim order of the High Court last year
2 Chief Minister has issued strict warning to the colleges not to collect higher fees
3 Some of the colleges were collecting arbitrary fees to the extent Rs 40,000-45,000 per annum