GAYA: Magadh University has tightened screw on degree colleges engrossed in giving vocational education. More than 60 deemed colleges expanded all over the university's jurisdiction are giving occupational education,Along with having constituent colleges. Most of these units heavily fall short on different parameters like infrastructure and quality teaching.
Most of the students involved in Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Students Federation (AISF), exposed the VC's decision and asked revival of admission to these courses.
Admissions in all disciplines that have not been certified yet by the government as well as the chancellor have been stopped as per the information acheived by the Raj Bhavan few weeks back said MU vice chancellor R K Khandelwal
A couple of days ago, Khandelwal convened a meeting of the principals/directors of all the affiliated institutions engaged in providing vocational education such as MBA, MCA, BBM, BCA, fashion designing, hotel management, physiotherapy, library science and journalism.
"The affiliated institutions are required to submit proforma containing relevant information including intake, fee structure, qualification of the faculty members and audited accounts of the last three years, latest by Wednesday," MU registrar D K Yadav said. More than two third of the affiliated colleges have skipped the meet thereby gives a strengthening impression that all was not well in the field of vocational education and most of these institutions were engaged in moldind money without caring for quality.Arete of teaching in the low standard institute has not so far looked by the universities
The affiliated institutions running the vocational courses have been given one week to comply the information.
Mirthfully, most important courses like MBA and MCA in premier constituent colleges like Gaya College, are being run and not even a single permanent faculty member has been appointed exclusively for this purpose.
By guest faculty mostly comprising retired teachers and serving teachers are on the verge of retirement, who in many cases are not related to the course and unfamiliar with modern teaching and learning practices. As an outcome, job prospects of the students coming out of these institutions remain low and even if they find a job, their salary package becomes very low.
Another important countenance, according to university insiders, was that in spite of repeated reminders, the revenues are not shared by these organizations.In most of the institutes the expenditure pattern is not crystalline rendering enough purview for funds defalcation
Although vocational education came in rage in MU about two decades back, little has been done to regulate and monitor these institutions.