As many as 126 colleges affiliated to Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya (DAVV), Indore may face stern action or even cancellation of affiliation in the next academic session if they miss August 30 deadlines for uploading information on All India Survey for Higher Education (AISHE) website for sessions 2014-15.
According to DAVV IT centre, even after extension of the deadline thrice, 126 colleges out of 270 are yet to upload required information on the website (www.aishe.gov.in).
Initially, ministry of human resource and development (MHRD) had set July 31 as the deadline. Meanwhile, after majority of colleges failed to meet the deadline, the university had requested the ministry to extend the deadline to August 7 and later to August 30.
Earlier, the ministry of human resource and development sought information regarding infrastructure, facilities available in the college, number of students and teachers in the college to create a centralised database.
For this, the ministry had asked all universities in the country to ensure that all colleges affiliated under them upload the required information on AISHE website.
Speaking to HT, Sumant Katiyal, director of college development council, DAVV said, "We are in constant touch with college and are writing to them that they have not uploaded on the AISHE's website the information regarding students, faculty members, courses offered and facilities available on their campuses".
Katiyal added that the last date to upload information for session 2014-15 is August 30. Even then, about 126 colleges have not provided the required information.
"Even in the last session, several colleges were reluctant to share the information which forced the Department of Higher Education (DHE) to write to the universities in the state, including DAVV, to link the procedure with AISHE for affiliation. Subsequently, the DAVV had ordered colleges to furnish required data to fulfill affiliation condition," Katiyala added.
"After this, all the colleges submitted the required information and thankfully, no college affiliated to the DAVV was in the defaulter list," he said.
What is AISHE?
In 2011, the MHRD initiated AISHE to prepare a database on the status of higher education across the country. The pan-India annual survey collects data on several parameters, including student enrollment, examination results, education finance and infrastructure. The data helps in making informed policy decisions and conducting research in education development.