Indore: Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd) students of 2015-17 batch, who were supposed to be walking off their colleges with degree in hands about three months ago, are still in second semester of their four-semester course. Their two-year degree course is running a good 20 months behind schedule, all thanks to their colleges, which admitted them even when they did not have recognition from National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) to run the course.
Shri Vaishnav College, Vidyasagar College and a Sendhra-based college offers BPEd course. They had admitted students in 2015-17 batch even when they did not have recognition from NCTE. Students also risked their career by taking admission in the colleges without enquiring whether they have necessary permissions to operate.
The irregularity on the part of college came to fore when in December 2015 students reached the university requesting for holding their first semester exams. The university informed them that their colleges did not have recognition to offer BPEd course.
On the request of students, the university took their first semester exams on an undertaking that their exams would be made null and void if the colleges failed to obtain recognition for 2015-16 batch. For 27 months, the college could not obtain recognition from NCTE and thus, the university too did not take exams of second semester of the students.
Recently, the colleges have submitted recognition letters in the university after which it has announced examination timetable for the second semester. “We are going to hold second semester exams for 2015-17 batch students of BPEd from October 24 to 31,” said exam controller Ashesh Tiwari.
On stretching of their course, Tiwari said that the colleges and not the university are accountable for the loss of the students. He reiterated that students should enquire about various permissions required by the colleges to run the course and after that only they should take admission. Tiwari said that the college must have NOC from state government, affiliation from university and recognition from regulatory body to professional courses.
Liberal College under lens
Liberal College is once again in news for wrong reasons. While the case of mass copying that took place on its campus is still hogging limelight, a complaint against this college has been filed with CMHelpline by four law students. In their complaint, BA-LLB second year students claimed that they did not get scholarship from the government due to clerical mistakes made by their college in scholarship forms. Following the complaint, the duo was called at local tribal department where they were informed that their forms never reached the office. When college director Prem Sagar was contacted, he stated that all eligible students got scholarship. Those who did not get are perhaps not entitled for the same, he added. Notably, Liberal College is accused of allowing BALLB first semester students to indulge in mass copying. A complaint with police against the college is pending for inquiry.