In a letter to vice-chancellors and heads of 20 state public universities and institutes within the state, the governor has expressed concern concerning the style wherein SFCs are presently being run within the state public universities, particularly the way in which SFCs are likely to overshadow the common programs of the schools involved.
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Now the schools and institutes run two sorts of courses- common and SFC. The SFCs are being run by way of ‘Direct mode’ and ‘PPP mode’. Direct mode means the place a SFC is run by a college instantly by itself with out involvement of any personal organisation. PPP mode means the place a SFC is run by a college by way of or in collaboration with a personal organisation.
To streamline the SFCs within the state public universities, he requested the upper schooling establishments to comply with his 4 instructions. He stated the coed energy of all SFCs put collectively shouldn’t exceed 20 p.c of the entire pupil energy of all common programs. If a college has pupil energy of 1000 per 12 months in all common programs taken collectively, it could run SFCs for max consumption pupil energy of 200 per 12 months.
If the present pupil energy of SFCs in any college is greater than the 20 p.c ceiling, the identical should be introduced right down to the prescribed ceiling with impact from the educational 12 months 2022-23 by decreasing the variety of SFCs seats or discontinuing some not so well-performing SFCs. The establishments ought to take a call concerning decreasing seats and discontinuing programs by June 30. These SFCs will proceed for a 12 months or two until passing out of the final batch of already admitted college students, stated the official route.
The governor’s letter acknowledged that new SFCs may be began in future by universities as per want following the route on ceiling of pupil energy. However all new SFCs should run in ‘Direct Mode’. “New SFCs in ‘PPP mode’ shall not be permitted in any respect. Admission of scholars into SFCs should be made by way of an open and merit-based choice course of,” stated the governor’s letter.
Universities/institutes have been requested to ship compliance stories of those instructions by July 7 for perusal of the chancellor.
On April 4, the TOI had reported a narrative concerning the plight of scholars of BSc Nursing (self-finance course) from the agricultural campus of Utkal College. They have been pursuing their SFC in PPP mode. That they had alleged that the personal organisation working the course didn’t have satisfactory instructing workers, library, hostel, laboratory and different amenities.
Rama Devi Girls’s College vice-chancellor Aparajita Chowdhury welcomed the choice and stated the college will implement these instructions. Different vice-chancellors additionally welcomed the transfer.