NCTE reduces intake to 50 seats; more colleges likely to follow suit
Indore: As many as 18 colleges offering BEd courses in the state have surrendered 50 per cent of their seats citing poor admission scenario.
Accepting their request, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), which regulate teacher education programme in the country reduced their intake from 100 seats each to 50 seats.
“More colleges are likely to follow the suit,” said Indore Mahavidyalaya director Girdhar Nagar.
He said that the Department of Higher Education has completely failed to ensure that seats in all BEd colleges are filled.
Ever since, centralised online admission counselling has been started by the DHE for allocating admission in BEd course in the state never have all seats in the course has been filled.
The BEd colleges had moved to Madhya Pradesh High Court over the issue seeking directives to the DHE that they should be allowed to fill vacancies through open counselling.
However, their plea was rejected by the court. Later, college directors had met Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan and demanded open counselling.
“The CM had directed higher education minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya to consider our demand but to no avail,” Shri Yashwant Singh Education College director Ravi Bhadoria said.
He said that Malwa Private Education College Association is considering making a representation before the CM once again. “We will meet the CM and request him to provide an option of open counselling to BEd colleges on the lines of colleges offering other courses,” he said.