STUDENTS PURSUING B Ed from Maharshi Institute had a tiff with the management over degree and fees on the college premises in Rau on Tuesday. Angry students have given a 24-hour ultimatum to the college authorities after which they will launch demonstrations from Wednesday.
Students Kapil Sharma, Subhash Dhakad, Jitendra Chauhan and others alleged that the college had promised them a degree awarded by the Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidyalaya (DAVV). A large number of students had taken admission in the college on the premise that the degree would be awarded by one of the top universities in India and would help them while searching for jobs. Now, however, the university has denied it affiliation.
DAVV Assistant Registrar (Administration) Anil Sharma said, “This particular college failed to meet some of the necessary criterion scrutinised while granting affiliation. The college does not have recognition from National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE) and no objection certificate from the Higher Education Department.
As per a DAVV Executive Committee (EC) decision, affiliation would no be granted to such colleges that do not fulfil the parameters laid down for the same.”
The college administration, gauging the mood of the students, said that they should fill their forms and the college would try to get them affiliation from Rani Durgawati University, Jabalpur, instead. The students have not bought this suggestion and insist that they want degrees from DAVV.
The college, meanwhile, has said that they were working in this direction and would give students a concrete reply soon. Students also accused the management of taking a whopping sum (Rs 70,000) as fee for B Ed and giving only receipts for Rs 17,000. As per government norms, fees up to only Rs 15,000 can be taken from SC/ST students and Rs 25,000 from general category students.
Institute Director Shyam Shrivastav refused to talk on both issues and did not care to explain the fee structure. College officials denied the charge of taking higher fees.
While accepting that there was some delay in getting DAVV affiliation, they expressed the hope that it would be obtained soon. The students have threatened a massive demonstration on Wednesday.