This week, name of my college came in the news
- but for a bad reason!!! The authorities have warned our college (which was only a institute of Science and Technology then) and few other Deemed Universities in the country, that they would lose their Deemed status if they don't ensure the standards.
Hold on... did they mention it as STANDARD!!!
This really sounds very funny to me. I don't know, first of all how did the AICTE (or whatever it is) gave this Deemed status to these institutes??? Is that so when the deemed status was given, these institutes had all those high standards and then failed to maintain the standard after becoming a deemed university.
The entire process itself is interesting. The whole college (even other polytechnic, medical, nursing, etc etc colleges within the same campus) gets a make-over for that one day of drama. Labs gets modernized, if lucky enough new equipments and devices will be bought for these labs or will be leased, play grounds for hostel gets ready in a day, student recreation centers come up in a single night, hostel kitchen gets cleaned after a decade and lot more....
Then the board of members fly from Delhi and inspect all these preparations just for about 30 minutes. They will very well know that these institutes were not even good enough to be run as an engineering college, but still they will fly back, discuss, more discuss and even more discuss to grant this Deemed University status.
I don't know why all of a sudden, the authorities have got some awareness and taken this action now. Whatever it might be, I am happy that at least now it had happened.
One good thing in this whole episode is the decision to allow these universities run as a normal engineering colleges and get affiliated to the Government University in that region. This is good for the students currently studying in these institutes - at least now they will get their degrees from a recognized university.
Labels: AICTE, Deemed University