Future of B Ed students at stake due to negligence of college, government authority: DESAM
DESAM president Nameirakpam Edison said that when the state government gave approval for upgrading S Kula Women’s College to a full-fledged government college, the department of B Ed was not approved as one of the departments.
Updated on 7 Dec 2021, 3:56 pm
The Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) on Tuesday alleged the state government and authorities of S Kula Women’s College Nambol for keeping the future of B Ed students at stake due to sheer negligence and demanded to settle the issues within a week, failing which agitations will be launched.
In a press conference held at its office, Kwakeithel DESAM president Nameirakpam Edison said that when the state government gave approval for upgrading S Kula Women’s College to a full-fledged government college, the department of B Ed was not approved as one of the departments. The future of as many as 100 students of the department was at stake as a result. Besides, the erstwhile governing body of the college which was earlier set up when the college existed as a government aided institution was also abolished, he said.
With these two factors which resulted out of their sheer negligence, the B Ed department could not operate smoothly and its room was also locked all the time, he added.
He further said that the college got the no objection certificate from the state government to open the B. Ed department on July 26, 2013, and got permission from National Council of Teachers Education on April 22, 2015. It was further approved by Manipur University in the year 2016-2017. It was highly unfortunate that even after all these approvals, the department was not approved as a full-fledged department by the state government.
When admission was opened for the 2021 session, the college authority enrolled the students by charging a huge amount of fees from the students, he alleged. Now, they are not taking any responsibility towards the students to begin the classes but rather claiming that there is no space or classroom, he said. Besides, the enrolment for third semester is yet to begin while other institutions had already started taking classes, he added and appealed to the authority concerned to complete the pending processes at earliest and give a final settlement to the students.
It is surprising to find out that the college authority is denying from accepting the B. Ed department as their own department when the entire funds received from the admission process are being transferred through them, he said.
One of the students pursuing first semester at the institute said that the admission notification for B. Ed first semester signed by the college principal came out and the entrance examination was held. Afterwards, the online classes for the first semester started from September 11 and physical classes began and continued till November 15. When they approached to resume the classes, the college authority responded that they could not resume it without government order.
She urged authorities concerned to fix the loopholes that exist between the government and college authority.