Still some remain reluctant, hide information

Indore: Several colleges under the umbrella of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya ( DAVV) on Tuesday swung into action and uploaded information required for All India Survey on Higher Education ( AISHE) on its website as it was the last day for the same.

The DAVV had fixed February 25 as the deadline to upload information on AISHE website stating that those failed to comply with the orders would be disaffiliated.

Though most of the colleges uploaded the information there are still a few which did not comply with the orders. It will be interesting to see whether the university disaffiliates them or not.

As per the information, out of 270 colleges under the DAVV as many as 27 registered for AISHE but did not upload the information sought for session 2012- 13 on its website. On Monday, the number of deviant colleges was 93. Similarly, 15 colleges registered for AISHE but did not upload information for session 2011- 12.

On Monday, the number of deviant colleges for session 2011- 12 was 67. Also, 15 colleges neither registered nor uploaded information on AISHE website.On Monday the number of such colleges was 26.

That means in total 129 colleges provided information for AISHE on the last day. “ We called up principals of the colleges and asked them to upload information on lines would be closed after Tuesday. It’s nice to see colleges acting swiftly on the last day. It was better late than never,” director- college development council Sumant Katiyal said. It is to be noted that the colleges were required to register and subsequently upload information regarding number of students, faculty members, courses offered, infrastructure and facilities available on the AISHE website.

The survey was launched in 2010 but the state government woke up to it a year later. The colleges through universities were told by the government to upload their information but the instructions fell on deaf ear.

Two academic sessions ( 2011- 12 and 2012- 13), but not many colleges uploaded information sought on the AISHE website.

To this, he Department of Higher Education ( DHE) wrote to the university to disaffiliate colleges found to have fallen out of the prescribed lines.

Moved the instructions, the DAVV’s had convened a standing committee meeting on January 6 that passed a proposal stating that affiliations of colleges failed to upload information on AISHE website by February 25 would stand cancelled. Colleges cared little of the consequences and continued to defy instructions which forced the university to convene a meeting of the principals on February 20 and inform them how serious it is this time. In the meeting, vice chancellor Prof DP Singh had cleared that the university would have no choice but to disaffiliate colleges if they did not upload information sought on AISHE website. Take note: Colleges have been shying away from uploading information regarding available infrastructure and facilities as they think that it would lay bare their false claims made to the public in general and students in particular. They also fear of FIRs if their false claims come to open. These are the reasons all the instructions regarding providing information to the AISHE fell on deaf ears, sources said.

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