The Higher Education Department has asked Bangalore University (BU) to send a report “immediately” on what the university has done to implement the suggestions of the Task Force report.
In a letter to in-charge BU Registrar (Administration) K K Seethamma on March 14, Higher Education principal secretary Rajneesh Goel said the state government needs to review the action taken on the Task Force report and has asked the university for a “clear and complete” report.
The Task Force on Teacher Education, headed by Academic Council member H Karan Kumar, was formed in May last year to inspect the quality and functioning of teacher education colleges under the university.
In its 205-page interim report submitted in November, it recommended to disaffiliate 55 BEd colleges for gross irregularities in academic, administrative functioning and non-compliance with National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) norms.
The university’s Syndicate on December 12, resolved both “to implement the Task Force report and give a conditional affiliation to the colleges in question.”
Withhold results, says Task Force
Meanwhile, the Task Force has written to Bangalore University Vice-Chancellor B Thimme Gowda urging him to “withhold the results and immediately initiate the process of conducting practical re-examination for 53 BEd colleges for the academic year 2011-12.”
The Task Force has asked the VC for compliance reports submitted by BEd and MEd colleges in reply to the university’s show cause notice issued on February 28.
The VC has also been asked to arrange an interaction with the ‘expert committees’ that will visit the colleges for a second review before disaffiliation procedures are initiated.