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Govt cracks whip on pvt DEd colleges

Govt cracks whip on pvt DEd colleges
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Govt cracks whip on pvt DEd colleges, DEd colleges, DIET. The committee chairman can also inspect DEd Colleges as and when necessary. The Principal of ...

Cracking the whip on the errant private DEd colleges, State government has constituted a District Level Committee under the chairmanship of District Collector to review whether the regulations on recognition norms and procedures currently in force as laid down by the NCTE are being properly enforced by the DEd colleges. The panels will also monitor the enforcement of quality education in DEd Colleges.

The decision was taken after allegations of flagrant violation of norms by nearly 100 private institutions. It was found that many colleges have not been conducting the classes and also no project works or demonstrative classes were being organised. In some cases, no sufficient lecturers were also not in place to train teachers.

Each monitoring committee consists of District Collector, JC, RDO, MEO, DEO, RVM Project Officer, Principal of Govt. CTE/IASE/University and Principal of DIET.

The Committee will meet once in a month and review the functioning of DEd Colleges with respect to the attendance of faculty members and students, completion of syllabus as per academic calendar issued by the Commissioner and Director of School Education, arrangement of School Experience Programme, Internship, Teaching Practices etc.

The committee chairman can also inspect DEd Colleges as and when necessary. The Principal of DIET will have to obtain reports of all the institutions and place before the committee.

The committee shall send the review report along with remedial measures suggested in respect of low performing institutions to the Director, SCERT, who is the Nodal Officer for academic monitoring of teacher education institutions for follow-up and necessary action.

The formation of committee is also part of implementation of Justice Varma Committee recommendations on producing quality teachers. Varma panel felt that quality is possible only when institutions should maintain adequate instructional and infrastructural facilities and regular teaching learning process to produce capable teachers.

“These colleges need to be properly supervised to ensure quality teaching and its functioning as per the norms laid by the NCTE. We hence propose to constitute these District Level Committees” SCERT said.

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