March 31st to meet the UGC requirements to run a college. Be aware before taking
The University of Madras has said it will disaffiliate two
colleges in the city if they do not meet the norms prescribed by the University
Grants Commission (UGC) before the next admission season. Members of the syndicate
said “the university would soon send notices to John Bosco College of Arts and Sciences
in Tiruvallur and CSI Ewart Women’s Christian College in Kancheepuram giving them
time till March 31st to meet the UGC requirements to run a college. “These
two colleges have the required infrastructure, but they do not have a qualified
principal and the required number of teachers. If the colleges are unable to meet
the norms in the given time, they will not be allowed to take in admissions in the
next academic year”, said university vice-chancellor G. Thiruvasagam.
Acting on complaints
from students and parents, a three-member committee visited John Bosco and CSI Ewart
College, made enquiries and submitted a report to the syndicate.
By January end, the syndicate recommended the disaffiliation of AA Arts and Science
College in Koyembedu, J. A. Arts and Science College in Mogappiar East and Poonga
College of Arts and Science in Uthandi for failing to create the necessary infrastructure
and required faculty over the last eight to 10 years. More than 90 students from
two of the colleges have already been placed in nearby colleges, Thiruvasagam said.
Poonga College had stopped admissions last year. Students join colleges because
they have faith in the university that these colleges are affiliated to.
gain admission, they find that the colleges have no library or lab facilities, no
sports equipment and inadequate and under qualified faculty. The university has
the responsibility of stopping such colleges from cheating students, Thiruvasagam
said. He said students and parents should make efforts to get first hand information
about a college before gaining admission there. In order to ensure such episodes
don’t occur in the future, the university plans to launch a website that will soon
spell out infrastructure and faculty details of colleges affiliated to the university.
The website will give the required number of faculty and the existing faculty and
their qualifications with photograph for each college.
Courtesy: Times of India