Affiliation of Rongkhon College of Teacher Education restored

The National Council for Teachers’ Education (NCTE) restored the B.Ed status of the Rongkhon College of Teacher Education (CTE) during a meeting held to review applications.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 5 Dec 2020, 6:32 am

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The Garo Hills region breathed a collective sigh of relief after the National Council for Teachers’ Education (NCTE) restored the B.Ed status of the Rongkhon College of Teacher Education (CTE) during a meeting held to review applications.

In August, the NCTE had de-affiliated the CTE after it failed to answer a show-cause notice sent by the NCTE on the lack of various facilities. In a meeting held last month, the NCTE moved to restore its affiliation to the B.Ed course after a review of the application by the college authorities. However, the student capacity has been cut to 50 from its previous 100.

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The CTE was granted recognition for conducting B.Ed courses from the year 1997-98 with an intake of 60 students for a one-year course. An additional intake was allowed from 2003-04 of another 40 students, bringing the total to 100 for the course.

In 2015-16, the course duration was changed to two years, subject to the fulfillment of conditions, including the enhancement of the additional built-up area, additional infrastructure, additional funds, additional staff and other criteria.

However, after the college failed to meet the criteria, the CTE lost its affiliation.

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With Don Bosco and CTE being the only two colleges of teacher education, the de-affiliation was a huge setback. The matter had taken a very serious turn as many students had taken admission but feared for their future.

However, the order, which was only made known yesterday by the NCTE, has brought a smile to many faces.

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