The Association of University Teachers (AUT) has urged the Director of Collegiate Education (DCE) and the Department of Higher Education to strictly monitor the admission process in arts and science colleges.

Every year, the Department of Higher Education issues the admission guidelines as a routine affair. These guidelines are hardly implemented by the arts and science colleges and the Regional Joint Directors and the Director of Collegiate Education fail to monitor their implementation, said K.Pandiyan, President, AUT, Tamil Nadu.

The government does not categorically declare the course wise fee structure and the prospectus issued by colleges do not contain the details. Under the situation, admission guidelines are observed more in breach, he alleged.

Seven of the eight Regional Joint Directors of Collegiate Education in the State were retiring this academic year. Some of them have already retired while the others are to retire on May 31. Unless these posts were filled, there will be none to supervise the implementation of the admission guidelines.

The Tamil Nadu Educational Institutions (Prohibition of Collection of Capitation fees) Act 1992 and its rules remain only on paper. The fact that not a single college in Tamil Nadu has been penalised over the last 19 years indicates that the Act was not being properly implemented, Mr.Pandiyan maintained.

He appealed to the Department of Higher Education and the DCE to notify the complete fee structure under different heads to be collected from the students with course wise details. It should also be ensured that the prospectus of colleges contain the fee particulars. The AUT also urged the government to fill all vacancies to the posts of RJDCE on a war footing so as to ensure effective monitoring of the admissions.

Seven Regional Joint Directors of Collegiate Education were retiring this academic year

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