THE DEVI Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) Executive Committee’s (EC) decision today to not grant recognition to the B Ed colleges of the city not fulfilling National Council for Training and Education (NCTE) is all set to stir hornets nest.
DAVV Vice Chancellor (V-C) Dr Rajkamal has confounded the situation by giving conflicting number of colleges which might be spared the axe.
He said there are 22 colleges running B Ed courses from last year that had applied for renewal of affiliation and barring three none come even close to fulfilling the NCTE norms.
The three colleges including Vaishnav, Gujarati and Khalsa fulfill about 80 per cent norms and the EC has stated that they might be considered for inspection by giving them a time-period of three months for bringing their compliance percentage to cent-percent.
Dr Rajkamal said Education department head Dr DS Sansanwal, who is also on the inspecting committee that visits the colleges, gave the names of the three colleges to him.
He was present in the EC meeting only for administrative purpose and did not have the list of colleges that fulfilled the norms as it was taken by Dr PN Mishra who was away taking a class and could not be contacted despite a three hour wait.
Later Dr Rajkamal said the number of colleges that fulfill about 80 per cent norm could be upwards of three and upto six. MB Khalsa, IPS Academy Indore College, Tagore College, Ishaq Patel Women Teacher Training College, ILVA Commerce and Science College, Vidyasagar, Gulab Bai Yadav Memorial College, Khargone, Millennium B Ed College, Imperial College of professional Studies, Matushri Devi Ahilya Teachers Education Institute SBS College, Khandwa had affiliation for 2005-06.
Christian Eminent Academy of Management Professional Education and Research, Sri Gujrati Samaj, SK Mehta Education Society (Sanskar college), Dhar, Rajeev Jan Vikas Parishad (Yeshwant Singh B ED College), Shubhdeep College of Education, Yash College of Education, Dhar, Compfeeders technical training Institute, Dr Zaqir Hussein College of Education, Burhanpur and Vaishnav College of Teachers training had provisional affiliation for 2005-06.
The EC members stated that a decision regarding granting of affiliation to B Ed colleges had been taken a long time back and it had been decided that no compromise would be made as far as NCTE norms were concerned and affiliation would not be given on conditions.
The members only relented as far as to give three months time to colleges fulfilling about 80 per cent norms and stated that from next year onwards affiliation would be granted only to those fulfilling 100 per cent desired conditions.
Members from Matushri College who were present at the time the V-C was briefing the press alleged irregularities on part of the university and stated that the VC did not have correct figures and was reading from a report prepared a few months back, while the conditions had changed today.
Dr Sansanwal was said to have conducted inspection at their college and they claimed they fulfilled most norms. Similarly, Compfeeders trustee Awadhesh Dave said that about 15 colleges on the list had certificates from NCTE granting them full recognition from a certain time period, while some others had recognition for a stated period of time.
A total of 16 new points and 12 left from the last agenda of the EC meet were discussed today. The other decisions of importance included writing letters for interview on 18 posts of the disputed Pharmacy department.
EC member and Joint Director Higher Education (Indore-Ujjain division) Dr NK Dad advised on the confrontation between Section 49 of the Universities Act asking for the presence of only V-C and interviewer and State government directives asking for the presence of a government nominee.
The discrepancy was heightened by the fact that the stated section had come into effect after being passed by the State legislature.
The way out was suggested in the form of seeking direction from the State government in this matter. The medical eye van unit-a Mercedes van donated by the Penny Trust, UK lying unused from about four years would have to wait for some more time before hitting the road. It has been decided to call for an estimate from the Mercedes unit at Mumbai for repairing and sanitizing the van, which would be presented for financial approval in the next EC meeting scheduled for November 4.