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B Ed College Owners Demand Direct Admission Rights, Agitate

2015-02-04 00:23


Kalyani, Jan. 30: Owners and management members of 46 B Ed colleges under Kalyani University on Friday staged agitation at the University campus demanding registration for the students whom they have admitted directly to the seats those remained vacant after the central counseling by the University. They also allegedly tried to take a forced entry to the vice chancellor’s secretariat demanding a meeting, but prevented by the security personnel.

Vice chancellor professor Rattanlal Hangloo turned down the demand and refused to meet terming the demand as ‘illegal’.

Hangloo said: “Their demand is illegal as no such direct admission could be permitted anymore. Such demand would only encourage corruption in admission”.

The University has 56 colleges with maximum 100 seats eligible for admission. So far 3608 students were admitted. KUSTTCOWA who staged agitation claimed that around 1300 students who were provisionally admitted directly to the vacant seats needs to be registered.

President of TMCP ruled Kalyani University students’ Union Krishnendu Roy said: “We have appealed the vice chancellor to consider case only if this is permissible under law”

After the ‘cash for seat’ scam at Bhaktabala B Ed College in Chapra, the University to avoid any corruption in the admission process announced that from the 2014-15 sessions, the admission of students to B Ed courses. In the new system that was framed as per the NCTE’s regulations the University will receive the prescribed admission fee for the colleges. No college is eligible to admit directly.

But, the members of KUSTTCOWA claimed that the central counseling failed to fulfill the prescribed 100 seat even after the third counseling.  “An average 30% seat, said a member.

Secretary of the KUSTTCOWA Govindalal Biswas, who one the trustee member of Bhimpur Mohonanand College of education, said: “In most of the colleges a good number of seats in general quota are still remained vacant, whereas there are many students who are interested to be admitted. So on the basis of an existing order issued by former vice chancellor professor Alok Banejree during 2013, we admitted students to the vacant seats to avoid incurring financial losses. We had no option as we have to depend on the admission fees to afford the regular expenses including salary of the teachers. We accordingly appealed for registration for these students directly admitted, but the University turned down our appeal”. 

“Today we came to the University to discuss the issue in the meeting being invited by the University. But, the VC behaved whimsically and refused to meet us. He used bouncers to evict us from the administrative building”, said Biswas.

Vice chancellor Hangloo refuted the allegations. He said: “The University invited principals and teacher in charges for a meeting on Friday to discuss the issue respecting the appeal of the B Ed colleges. We told only to send the Principals or teacher in charges or any other authorized persons to the meeting. However, except three, no colleges sent such representatives. So I talked only to those three, who have been briefed about the issue”.

A senior officer of admission section of University said: “The order issued by former VC has no validity now as the law has been changed. Moreover, the NCTE on January 21 in a meeting in New Delhi with college authorities and the University made it clear that no direct admission could be permitted. The NCTE told it after it was asked by the Calcutta high court to give a hearing of the demand of the college authorities after they filed a petition. The university organized three counseling, but many students did not appear and missed admission. The university can not be blamed for the vacant seats”.

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