PUNE: In the backdrop of a complaint registered by the citizens forum for sanctity of educational system against malpractices prevalent at Eklavya Shikshan Sanstha’s Polytechnic (ESSP) College, Pune, the Director of Technical Education, (DTE) Pune region has issued a notice to the institution and sent a report about the malpractices to the DTE head office demanding an investigation.
According to the complaint given by the forum to DTE, the college allegedly submitted false information about the institution to AICTE, DTE, MSBTE and other government authorities. They claimed the institution’s academic conduct is not as per AICTE, DTE, MSBTE guidelines.
There is a shortage of classrooms in the college, teachers are not paid according to norms and the college prospectus was not updated.
Taking cognisance of the complaints, DTE, Pune region conducted an investigation and found that the institution has neglected to maintain important criteria like updation of service books, regulation of staff salary, filling of vacant posts. The institution failed to improve quality of education.
A letter sent by DTE to the head office at Mumbai mentioned in detail the findings which stated that it was inappropriate on the part of the institution to state that the reason for its inefficiency is due to inadequate number of students and so the college was unable to cope with its expenses. ESSP has been facing shortage of students for past two-three years, but even before that when it had adequate number of students, it allegedly ignored the norms.
“As the institution gave false information to AICTE and MSBTE, it is mandatory for AICTE, MSBTE and DTE to file criminal case against the institution as per the rules,” said Vaibhav Nawade, secretary of the forum. He demanded that State Education Minister, Vinod Tawde and Joint Director of DTE, Pune region DR Nandanwar should take strict action against the violators.
According to the complaint given by the forum to DTE, the college allegedly submitted false information about the institution to AICTE, DTE, MSBTE and other government authorities.