At least 14 teachers’ training colleges of the state, including that of Patna Women’s College, have been derecognized by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).
The action was taken after these colleges failed to fulfil the prescribed norms. Earlier, in February this year, NCTE had asked these colleges to explain reasons for the lack of regular faculty members and the prescribed infrastructural facilities.
These colleges now can not admit BEd students in the next academic session (2019-2020).
The decision to withdraw recognition of the colleges was taken at the 270th meeting of the NCTE held at Bhubaneswar recently.
The colleges, which have been derecognised, include four constituent colleges :
- Patna Women’s College (Patna University)
- A M College, Gaya (Magadh University)
- L N College, Bhagalpur (Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University)
- Government Teachers’ Training College, Chhapra (Jai Prakash University)
Ten derecognised private colleges are :
- D B K N College, Narhan (Samastipur)
- Maitreya College of Education and Management, Hajipur (Vaishali)
- Raghu Saroj Welfare and Charitable Trust, Jehanabad
- Jamui BEd College, Jamui
- Hari Narain Singh Institute of Teachers’ Education, Sasaram
- Allama Iqbal Teachers’ Training College, Belaganj (Gaya)
- Rahmani BEd College, Munger
- Bihar College of Education, Koilwar (Bhojpur)
- Nalanda Women’s Teacher Training College, Deepnagar (Nalanda)
- Vitthal College of Education, Danapur
Sources said that the derecognized colleges may appeal for reconsideration of the NCTE’s decision.
Earlier, the NCTE had derecognized two training colleges of PU- Patna Training College and Women’s Training College — last year for want of sufficient teachers. The recognition was later restored by the NCTE when PU took corrective measures and appointed the desired number of teachers in both these institutions.
A few more institutes may be derecognised after the council reviews the recognition of 70 more teachers’ training colleges of the state at its next meeting scheduled to be held shortly.
“The names of all these 14 institutions will be removed from the list of approved colleges for BEd admissions. The successful candidates have been asked to give their choice of colleges latest by April 5 and counselling for admissions is scheduled to begin on April 10,” said S P Sinha, Nalanda Open University registrar and nodal officer of state-level combined BEd entrance test.