Collegiate edn dept to submit report on teachers' issues to govt soon

Amuct felicitates U T Khader during annual higher education convention

Collegiate edn dept to submit report on teachers' issues to govt soon

In an attempt to set right loopholes in the implementation of Wage Board 2006, the Department of Collegiate Education has prepared a detailed report on the implementation of the wage board in the interest of lecturers which will be submitted to the government soon, said Department of Collegiate Education Director B L
Bhagyalakshmi.

She was speaking at the annual higher education convention organised by the Association of Mangalore University College Teachers (AMUCT) at St Aloysius College on Sunday. The report that deals with issues like academic performance indicators, criteria for increments and promotions, course work for PhD scholars, wage related matters, has been formed without bypassing the UGC rules and also to satisfy the lecturers’ demands.

“The report will make teachers happy if the government approves and implements it as it is. The report was submitted to the Department of Collegiate Education Commissioner on June 10, who will in turn place it before the government. We will make an appeal before the government to implement the report as it is,” the Director assured.

On the long pending demand for framing uniform calendar of events for all universities across the State, Bhagyalakshmi said the issue has been discussed in several meetings including the one chaired by Higher Education Minister R V Deshapande at Davangere recently. “We are hopeful that the government would take the initiative to introduce uniform calendar of events in all the universities soon,” she said.

She suggested the colleges to take up initiatives to frame specific guidelines for them and meet the set guidelines or framework and function accordingly, rather than depending on NAAC teams to visit the colleges and inspect the functioning. Giving a piece of advise to lecturers, she said the lecturers should bring a change in the pedagogy and make higher education students-centric.

 “There has to be a positive change in the attitude of teachers for bringing a revolution in education sector. With workshops and seminars gaining more criticism, the educational institutions must ensure that quality is maintained in the worksops. The existing educational institutions should get themselves ready to face the challenges posed from foreign and deemed universities,” he advised.

Health and Family Welfare Minister U T Khader came forward with an idea of providing house loan at three per cent interest rate to teachers. “It is my opinion that teachers, specially the school teachers, police personnel and government officers who are earning meagre amount should be given facilities to build houses. I will propose the idea before the government for their benefit,” he said.

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