Rohtak, January 24
The National Council for Teacher Education’s policy of requiring the submission of the performance appraisal report (PAR) by January 29 has hit self-funding BEd colleges across the country.
According to sources, majority of colleges do not have qualified staff for BEd course. It is a mandatory requirement in the PAR to provide information about the university teachers and their qualifications. Colleges have now approached the center to request an extension of the deadline for submitting the PAR and exemption from the minimum qualification of teachers.
“There are more than 19,000 private BEd colleges across the country, including 524 in Haryana. Each 100-place college requires 16 teachers with a minimum qualification of NET/PhD according to the standards. Therefore, over 8,000 qualified teachers are needed to enable the state’s colleges to meet the demand. As the number of teachers with NET qualification and PhD degree is less than 10 percent, colleges are forced to hire MEd degree holders to conduct Bed course,” said Satish Khola, President of All India Federation of Self -Financing colleges.
“How can we appoint qualified lecturers when no candidates are available? This is the main reason colleges have not yet submitted their PAR and are awaiting an exemption on faculty member qualifications. Besides the faculty, information about the infrastructure of the colleges, the strength of the students, the examination report and the available facilities in the PAR must be mentioned,” Khola said.
He said a delegation of universities recently visited Union Minister Bhupinder Yadav in Delhi and asked him to put their request before Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.