Indore : Prevented by the court from carrying out pre-affiliation inspections at BEd colleges here, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has decided to send affidavits submitted by the colleges with claims that they comply with all the academic norms, to National Council of Teachers Education (NCTE) for verification.

“We can’t conduct pre-affiliation inspections due to court’s orders, but the NCTE can always visit BEd colleges to examine whether they are have adequate facilities, infrastructure and faculty to the one-year course,” the university officers said adding that the tall claims made in affidavits would prompt the NCTE to carry out inspection at the BEd colleges.

The NCTE is a body which regulates teachers training programmes offered by institute of higher learning in the country.

It grants recognition to colleges, based on which the colleges are granted affiliation by the universities.

About 45 colleges are under the DAVV of which 25 have stay from court against pre-affiliation inspections on their campuses. At the rest colleges, the DAVV did not carry out inspections as per “equal privilege to all” policy.

For last two sessions, the colleges were granted affiliations without any inspection.

But some officers in the university do not want the colleges to misuse the stay and provide minimum facilities and incompetent teachers to students.

The NCTE’s inspection is the only hope, they see, through which BEd colleges can be forced to comply with academic norms and the affidavits can facilitate that.

Hence, the colleges have been told to submit the affidavits mentioning clearly status of facilities, and infrastructure on their campuses and number of faculty members.

Most of the colleges were unwilling to provide the affidavits, so the DAVV has withheld their affiliation letters saying the same would be issued only when affidavits were submitted.

ABVP seeks additional chance for ATKT students

Activists of ABVP staged a demonstration on the RNT Marg campus of the DAVV demanding special exams for the students who has ATKT in some subject but is denied exam of that subject only because the maximum time period to clear degree course is expired.

A delegation of ABVP leaders met incharge vice chancellor Prof Anil Kumar and alleged that they university is delaying duration of degree courses by a good six to eight months due to which students do not get much time as they are entitled for as per rules in true words.

Therefore, the students should be given one last chance to clear ATKT subject even if his/her maximum time to clear degree course is expired, ABVP leader Harash Sharma said. Exam controller Anil Sharma and dean student welfare Dr Rajeev Dixit who were present during the conversation informed the AVBP activists that the DAVV has received guidelines from the DHE which favours for additional chance to ATKT students. “We are keeping the guidelines in the standing committee meeting on August 5 for its nod,” Sharma said. With this information, the protest ended.

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