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Pre-University colleges cannot offer integrated courses

Department warns of disaffiliation as no college has permission to run such courses, asks parents to file complaints.

Published: 09th May 2018 05:40 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th May 2018 05:40 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Department of Pre-University Education (PUE) has come out with strict instructions to colleges which are offering integrated courses along with regular Pre-University courses. As per the admission guidelines released by the department for the academic year 2018-19, the PU colleges offering integrated courses will get disaffiliated as they have no permission from the department to run such courses on the college premises.

The guideline clearly says, "Any Pre-University college associated with agencies or coaching centres and allowing them to conduct classes on the premises and coaching students for NEET, CET, JEE or any other competitive examinations is strictly not allowed, and such colleges will face disaffiliation."

Meanwhile, as there is no clarity in the rules about integrated courses, the department has decided bring out clear and comprehensive policy regarding this soon. Speaking to TNIE, C Shikha, director PUE department, said, "We have already acted against one such college which was offering integrated course in city and cancelled the recognition. However, we are bringing out a more comprehensive policy soon to control such colleges."

She clearly stated that the department gives permission to run only PU course and not to run integrated course. So, no college in the state is allowed to run integrated course on the premises.

However, the department is receiving lots of complaints against colleges across the state about offering integrated courses and collecting a higher fee for that coaching. There are colleges which have associated with external agencies which are basically coaching centres and tied up with them for coaching for CET, NEET, JEE and other competitive exams.

"We advise parents to submit their complaints along with documents like receipts provided by colleges so that we can act against the colleges," said a senior official of the department.

Though the fee for PU courses is less, unaided PU colleges are charging up to `3 lakh in the name of integrated coaching. Students are also forced to stay back after class hours for the coaching. Students are asked to reach the college at 6 am and stay back till 8pm.

There are some coaching centres, which have tied up with PU colleges for the purpose of admissions and students who get admission in that particular college need not attend classes at the college, but will attend classes only at coaching institute. However, colleges grant attendance to students, an official pointed out.



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  • KSA

    How are kids from our state expected to prepare for these competitive exams?? Already the number of students being eligible for these colleges is very very low.
    3 years ago reply
  • Krishna s, lecturer in physics

    Madam, before bringing this rule, please restrict the JEE and NEET question papers to NCERT text book. More over all questions of NEET & JEE students must be able to answer from board teaching. Now what is happening is board level teaching is just theory oriented and competitive questions are application based, perticulary in physics. First you experiment by selecting few bright students. Give them only PU level coaching. Let them answer JEE and NEET papers. Let them secure medical seat. Then all will welcome your rule.
    3 years ago reply
  • Eshwarappa.N

    Rightly enforce at right time
    3 years ago reply
  • VIJAYASIMHA

    Please implement this step. with. Immediate effect. Stop. this. mafia by ANDHRA based institutes in bangalore.which are harassing students and parents. Thanks to. Shikha if done so.
    3 years ago reply
  • VIJAYASIMHA

    Please implement this step. with. Immediate effect. Stop. this. mafia by ANDHRA based institutes in bangalore.which are harassing students and parents. Thanks to. Shikha if done so.
    3 years ago reply
  • VIJAYASIMHA

    Please implement this step. with. Immediate effect. Stop. this. mafia by ANDHRA based institutes in bangalore.which are harassing students and parents. Thanks to. Shikha if done so.
    3 years ago reply
  • Anonymous

    Its not a good move.There is more inportance to competitive examinations in this era.So its really necessary for one to join coaching classes.These integreted colleges save a lot of time of students.Its more hectic for students to go for for coaching institute after their college hours.You can however take action against the hefty fees collected.
    3 years ago reply
  • Prof. KS Nataraj

    Excellent move by Director M/s Shikha. I congratulate her.
    3 years ago reply
  • VEERESH DAVANAGERI

    It is very good and strict rules and regulations for integrated college is made so to help all students should be able to get same facilities throughout the state
    3 years ago reply
  • C SRINIVASA BABU

    Department's initiative to curb exploitation of students n parents by colleges in collusion with coaching centres in the guise of so called "integrated coaching" is a move in the right direction but to eliminate the menace a lot needs to be done by the department through colleges- like assessing the learning during the course against the requirements of a competitive exam like NEET/CET/JEE and make sure that the competitive exam preparation does not require an entirely different schedule of 4 to 6 hours a day apart from 6 hours of a regular college and study of another curriculum at the expense of our PU curriculum.
    3 years ago reply
  • Parveen

    Apreciable decision now quality comes in teaching
    3 years ago reply
  • Ravi

    Narayana Chaithanya .....r doing it No actions taken
    3 years ago reply
  • Mohan

    Good decision Madam
    3 years ago reply
  • Vishu

    Madam...plz bring this revolution in our state...we really appreciate ur step taken...many families will eat 3 times food...my heart full all the best to madam shika
    3 years ago reply
    • Anjan m s

      Narayana chaitaynya doing this plz stop if ur not taken bribe Ur dept correpted
      3 years ago reply
    • Anjan m s

      Very good decision
      3 years ago reply
    • Anjan m s

      Madam from Pu board some people are taking bribe when thy r going for inspection for stop intigreated programme s n Karnataka state colleges
      3 years ago reply
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