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Indore: BEd colleges to remain shut sine die from today


Indore: All BEd colleges under the umbrella of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) would remain closed for indefinite time period from Wednesday onwards as vice chancellor Dr Narendra Dhakad on Tuesday rejected college directors demand not to carry out pre-affiliation inspections on their campuses.

“I have told BEd college directors in clear and loud words that pre-affiliation inspection at the DAVV is a norm and it won’t deviate from this norm,” the V-C told reporters after a meeting with BEd college directors on Tuesday.

A group of BEd college directors had met the V-C and requested him to drop the idea of carrying out inspections on their campuses for affiliation as it would be illegal.

They argued that the Madhya Pradesh High Court in its ruling in February stated that only National Council for Teacher Education can inspect teacher education colleges.

Matushree Education College director Rambabu Sharma told the VC that the colleges would file a contempt petition if the university would go ahead with its move of conducting inspection at BEd colleges.

The V-C in turn informed the directors that the university has gone through the court’s order which does not prevent the varsities from carrying out pre-affiliation inspections at teacher education colleges.

After the meeting with the VC, Indore Mahavidyalaya director Girdhar Nagar said that the BEd colleges under the DAVV would remain close sine die.

“We won’t open the colleges until the university revoked its decision,” he added.

Shri Yashwant Education College director Ravi Bhadoria stated that the NCTE is granting recognition to the BEd colleges on affidavits that they are meeting all the norms. “Why can’t the DAVV toe’s NCTE line when all the other universities in the stating are doing so?,” he asked and replied in the same vein that they won’t budge from their stand if the university would remain stubborn.