The Bangalore University Task Force on Teacher Education on Monday, in its final report on B.Ed. colleges affiliated to Bangalore University, declared that students of the blacklisted B.Ed. colleges (academic year 2011-12) not be allowed to take up their second semester exams.

Referring to a Supreme Court order that students of colleges without affiliation to the university should not be allowed to sit for the exams for the ongoing year, the Task Force urged the Registrar (Evaluations) to apply the dictum to students of nine colleges.

“The university need not show any mercy either towards the students (of blacklisted colleges) or to the institutions having made admission without any rights for the academic year 2012-13,” it stated.

Recommendations

In its recommendations, the Task Force said that all nine blacklisted colleges be permanently disaffiliated effective Academic Year 2011-12 and that they be prosecuted for dubious and corrupt practices, amassing wealth by admitting ineligible candidates and for not conducting the academic program ever since 2005.

It was also suggested that the abolished Coordination Board be replaced by a State-level Monitoring and Supervisory Board with representatives from the Directorate of Collegiate Education (DCE), the Directorate of State Education, Research and Training (DSERT), the Department of Education and Universities in Karnataka.

The report advised the immediate revision of the syllabus, last done in 2002-03.

The Task Force recommended that in future, Bangalore University must provide a copy of the National Council for Teacher Education norms to the members of the Local Inquiry Committees prior to their inspection.

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