BEd college affiliations set for review
Caught in the hotbed of corruption and dismal monitoring, the affiliation of the over 15,000 BEd colleges in the country are set for review following intervention by the Prime Minister?s Office.india Updated: Apr 28, 2006 12:39 IST
Caught in the hotbed of corruption and dismal monitoring, the affiliation of the over 15,000 BEd colleges in the country are set for review following intervention by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Complaints have been pouring in from many states, especially UP, Bihar and West Bengal over functioning and proliferation of private teacher training institutes. Uttar Pradesh Governor T V Rajeshwar had alleged affiliation to institutes without proper inspection.
The future of thousands of students in West Bengal is in jeopardy as the state High Court has directed closure of institutes without NCTE’s mandatory affiliation. Bihar has reached a step further.
It is alleged that many NCTE affiliated institutes are there just for issuing certificates. NCTE turned a deaf ear towards these complaints during regime of controversial chairperson Professor Sardindu. He was, however, sacked by Human Resource Development ministry in March.
“Rajasthan High Court imposed a penalty on him for dishonesty, but still he continued at helm of affairs. We took the issue up with PMO and action was taken,” said R P Singh, president, All India Association of Teacher’s Education.
He also alleged large-scale corruption in giving affiliation to private BEd colleges. In one district in Uttar Pradesh, 75 new BEd colleges were given affiliation in two years.
First Published: Apr 28, 2006 12:39 IST