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Kalyani University Withdrawn Affiliation Of Sarif BEd College

2015-06-12 23:50

Baliadanga Sarif BEd College. Picture by ABHI GHOSH


Kalyani, June 12: The Kalyani University authorities on Friday have de-affiliated Nadia’s Baliadanga Sarif BEd College for forcing its students to pay money under different heads in excess of university prescribed course fee.

The University, which is the affiliating authority of the self financed private BEd College, announced the decision on the basis of recommendation of four member probe committee appointed by it in last month.

In last month the Nadia district administration sealed the college after starting a separate probe and arrested managing committee president Tozan Ali Mandal on the basis of complaint received from the students. Police also started a case after students lodged separate complaint against secretary and owner of the college Sarif Mandal. Sarif was also arrested, but later granted bail.  

This is the second time since last year’s ‘cash for seat’ scam at the Chapra Bhaktabala College; the Kalyani University de-affiliated another college for taking excess money from the students.

Vice chancellor of Kalyani University professor Rattanlal Hangloo said: “We have de-affiliated the college as a part of our clean up drive against corruption of private college authorities. The de-affiliation was done as we found the allegations of financial malpractices are true”.

Hangloo has assured that the students of the ongoing session will, however, face no problem due to the de-affiliation of the college.

“I would like to assure the students that the University will take full responsibilities to complete of their course schedule and also arrange their examination. They should not worry about all these arrangements, rather should concentrate on study to prepare for their ensuing final examination”, Hangloo added further.

However, Hangloo has lamented for lack of awareness among the students. “The students should not fell prey to the errant college owners. They should be careful enough and should understand limitations of the university”, he said.

Sathi Biswas, a student said: “We are grateful to the University that it has taken such a decision. We risked our lives under threats by the owner of college. The police should now act on our complaint and arrest him again”

The final examination is likely to be commenced from the second week of July.

The Nadia district administration, meanwhile, has welcomed the decision of the University.

Additional district magistrate (General) Utpal Bhadra, who along with SDO, Krishnanagar (Sadar) Maitrayee Ganguly conducted a probe on behalf of the district administration responding to an appeal by the students, said: “The University authorities have taken the right decision. We also independently conducted a probe and prima facie lots of irregularities were found. The University probe team also met us and we also appraised them about our findings. We think the de-affiliation would convey a strong message to the private BEd college owners who have been squeezing students to siphon money illegally”.

Kalyani University has 56 self financed private BEd college under its control which are mostly located in North 24 Parganas, Nadia and Murshidabad district. After the Bhaktabal college ‘cash for seat’ scam the University started admission through centralized counseling. The prescribed course fee was schedule Rupees 53000.

Nevertheless, the University received around 90 complaints upto May this year against private BEd colleges for forcing the students to pay excess money without receipt.

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