LAHORE: The Punjab Higher Education Division (HED) has actually allowed affiliation of the general public as well as private universities with exclusive colleges without taking the Higher Education Payment (HEC) on board.
The provincial closet has actually accepted the plan in offense of the instructions of the Council of Common Rate Of Interests (CCI) and the College Commission (HEC). The HEC had actually imposed a restriction on personal universities to affiliate any public and also private college but the HED has actually enabled the association.
According to documents offered with Dawn, the HED has authorized association of public and private colleges with exclusive colleges of the district. The personal colleges have actually been permitted to affiliate any public and exclusive college however they (universities) will certainly need to obtain approval of the Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC).
The exclusive colleges will have to give associations of the topics approved by the Certification Board as well as no objection certificate (NOC) from the departments worried. The exclusive colleges have actually been allowed to obtain evaluations of the trainees of the associated colleges.
Under the plan, the universities will need to send an application for getting association 6 months prior to the begin of the school year and also need to have a minimum 0.5 acre or four-kanal land for establishing any type of institute or college.
That arrangement has been produced well stocked collections and well furnished laboratory facilities and also various other practical job where association is sought in any type of branch of speculative science.
” The collection will have at the very least 50 publications per topic as reference books and at the very least 200 books per topic for supplementary reading. The establishment needs to invest at least Rs. 50,000/- per annum for upgrading the collection by including new editions and titles. The establishment ought to subscribe 10 daily papers and also 5 weekly regulars;
“The library shall have seating facility for minimum of 10 percent of the total variety of trainees for that shift … Besides, the university must have net connection with appropriate variety of computer systems relying on the pupil’s population as well as the topics provided, need to a minimum of give 10 percent of trainees fee exemptions as well as scholarships on demand basis, should have at the very least 25 percent of the professors with MS/M. Phil degrees, possess half of its teaching faculty employed on irreversible basis with minimal prescribed credentials as Master’s degree/Bachelor (Honors) from an accredited/chartered college in pertinent topics.
“One PhD as well as four long-term teachers are needed for starting any type of BS program while exclusive universities are likewise enabled to provide affiliation for a two years associate degree program. The university/ institute would also need to establish a Rs 1 million endowment fund.
An educationist associated informed Dawn on the problem of privacy that the government had actually opened a Pandora’s box after allowing association of universities with private colleges. He claimed the government HEC was not taken on board while designing this affiliation plan.
“In the past, the HEC had strictly routed the PHEC and also HED to remove affiliation provisions from exclusive universities act as the exclusive universities can not keep top quality in their primary campuses so exactly how can it preserve in affiliated universities. This procedure will only give a chance to mint money from the students without supplying them high quality education,” he said.
He stated the government would need to establish a UHS kind body to keep the requirement of the education secretive colleges and universities. “A body must be set up to take evaluations in these establishments and additionally it should be accredited to issue degrees etc,” he claimed.