Affiliated colleges stopped by Punjabi University from admitting students to BEd course : The Tribune India

Tribune news service

Patiala, October 19th

Punjabi University has prevented its 11 affiliated colleges from admitting first-year students of the BEd course to the 2021-22 session due to their inability to hire regular teachers and principals. The university said the students studying in other classes and courses at these colleges also suffered from the lack of adequate faculty on the basis of which the decision was made.

The university cracked down on education colleges today, saying the colleges violated NCTE and university faculty standards.

A university official said, “The initial consultation for admission to BEd colleges is due October 21st. According to NCTE guidelines, 16 full-time faculty members are required, including a school principal for an admission of 100 students to the BEd course. But despite many admonitions and warnings, these colleges have not hired a university-recognized faculty member or headmaster for many years. “

It had also issued a warning in August. Officials said they have now banned colleges from accepting freshman BEd students. “In the absence of adequate teaching staff, students studying in other classes and courses at these colleges are also suffering, and colleges have continued to be strictly directed to appoint the minimum number of faculty and principals required for these students within two months,” the university said.

Dean Colleges Dr. Gurpreet Singh Lehal said that Punjabi University initiated the use of ICT technologies to bring transparency and efficiency to the work of the College Development Council. “All affiliated colleges have been directed to display detailed faculty information with photos along with other information such as infrastructure, schedule, and facilities for students and faculty on their official website,” he said.

The university is also building a comprehensive database of faculty members from all affiliated universities. The searchable database is made available on the university’s website and serves as a useful resource for building a pool of subject matter experts for examination, assessment, expert interview, member of the study committee and others. The database will also be useful in mitigating the “ghost faculty” threat, the university said.

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