'Don't approve admissions in MEd colleges sans affiliation'

'Don't approve admissions in MEd colleges sans affiliation'

The Bangalore University Task Force has recommended the varsity not to approve admissions made by private colleges that do not have the university affiliation.

With regard to colleges functioning in violation of the university norms for the academic year 2012-13, the Task Force has asked the university to penalise them with a fine of Rs 25,000 per student admitted under the management quota.

The Task Force on Thursday submitted its final report on the MEd colleges affiliated to BU. The team was constituted last year to inspect the teacher education colleges with poor infrastructure.

After inspecting all the teacher education colleges under the university’s umbrella, the Task Force has come up with a set of recommendations to monitor the quality of education imparted by them.

The report stated that none of the colleges, with the exception of Vijaya Teachers College (post-graduation studies), had classrooms or library dedicated to the course.

Common problems

Irregular maintenance of the admission register, students being allowed to appear for examinations without attending the required number of classes (85 per cent) and marks being awarded for internal assessment without evaluation were the most common problems found.

The human resources were in shambles with none of the colleges having the required number of staff.

The Task Force reported that there were absolutely no documents showing seminars being held.

Interim report

It may be noted that recently, the National Council for Teacher Education withdrew the recognition of six MEd colleges, based on the interim report of the Task Force.

The university too had accepted the report at its Academic Council and Syndicate meetings. Following the National Council for Teacher Education decision, the university issued notices to the MEd colleges.

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