The fate of 22 bachelor of education (BEd) colleges affiliated with the Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU) hangs in balance as the university's academic council (AC) has put a question mark over their affiliation for the next session, by putting them under the no-admission category.
As per the AC's decision, these colleges have failed to fulfil the norms set by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
As the admission for the coming session is already going on, the managements of these colleges are struggling to meet the requirements set by the University and NCTE.
Sources in the university said that the final decision on these colleges would be taken in the next meeting of the executive council of the university, which is slated to be held on August 3.
When contacted, MDU registrar SP Vats said, "22 BEd colleges affiliated with the university have been put in the no-admission category. The decision was taken by the academic council after it found lapses related to shortage of staff, classrooms and other infrastructure. Also these colleges were not fulfilling norms of the NCTE, but the final decision on the fate of these colleges will be taken in the EC meeting".
He said, "We have already sent notices to these colleges. The list has also been sent to the Ch Ranbir Singh University, Jind,which is monitoring the admission process."
On the other hand, the affected colleges are alleging that objections of the university at this state are not valid as they have been functioning for the past several years.
"This is the time of admissions and the university's decision has caused financial losses to the colleges as the aspiring students are raising questions over their credibility," said Sandeep Khola admission incharge of the Shaheed Captain DK Khola College Rewari, which is among the affected colleges.
On whether the colleges have failed to fulfil the norms, he said, "This question should have been asked to the university authorities. If we don't have documents and other infrastructure, why they allowed us to run the college for the past seven years".
However, the colleges are confident that the issue would be resolved in the EC meeting. Dr SP Shokeen, principal of the Haryana Institute of Education, Bahadurgarh, said, "The college is continuing with the admission process and we are hopeful that the issue will be resolved".