DAVV building on RNT Marg, Indore
DAVV building on RNT Marg, Indore

Indore: Colleges in all likelihood would get affiliation from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) without mandatory inspection of campuses this year too due to Covid-19 crisis.

Normally, the pre-affiliation inspections at colleges are conducted from March till May. By May end, the university would grant affiliation to colleges so that they can participate in centralized online admission counselling which generally start in last week of May or first week of June.

As the university started inspections in March, the second wave of Covid-19 hit the state and district derailing the process completely.

No inspection was carried out after March 20 till date. Because of that, most of the colleges are still awaiting pre-affiliation inspections on their campuses but the existing Covid-19 situation is unlikely to leave any scope for that.

Department of Higher Education, which is preparing guidelines for admission in colleges, may soon issue order to universities for grant temporary affiliation to colleges without inspection.

Last year, the DHE had allowed temporary affiliation to colleges citing Covid-19 wave. However, it had not permitted opening any new colleges or increase in intake of existing colleges.

This year also, the DHE may do so.

Director of college development council Prof Sumant Katiyal said that they do not have any order pertaining to affiliation from DHE. “As and when, any order is obtained, the university will make move accordingly,” he added.

Nearly 10 educational societies had applied at DAVV for affiliation to open new colleges. They may have to wait for one year.

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