RUMOURS OF all B Ed colleges barring seven mostly belonging to the rural areas being granted affiliation by the Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalya (DAVV) remained the talk of the town today.
Inside sources have it that university authorities, facing flak over their inept handling of B Ed colleges issue, in an attempt to cover up their guilt held a meeting yesterday as a last ditch effort to come out of the muck unscathed. Names of three colleges in the city and four from rural areas in the division figure on this purported list on which the axe of de-affiliation hangs.
It is learnt that the V-C Dr Rajkamal had been informed of the meeting before he left for Delhi and was attended by DCDC Dr PN Mishra, School of Education Director DR DS Sansanwal, Acting Registrar MK Tiwari and Deputy Registrar Anil Sharma. However, all the university officials who could be contacted have explicitly denied any such meeting.
In the light of the Supreme Court, order making seeking of university affiliation elective on condition of the colleges having National Council for Training and Education (NCTE) approval, the very reason for creating hoopla has become a question mark on the authorities.
The university has as much become entangled in its own web of contradictory actions as it has due to dictatorial orders of not speaking out in the media. The four-star university some time back had come up with an innovative idea of not appointing any official spokesperson and gagging employees by banning them from speaking out and making only the V-C and Registrar the competent authorities to do so.
Resultantly, even important clarifications cannot be sought, more often than not leaving the authorities in a soup and tarnishing the image of the most respected university in the State. This situation was worst compounded due to a holiday on second Saturday and the V-C being out of station.