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Bikaner govt colleges violate AICTE norms by appointing M Tech students as faculty

by RajasthanDirect
Aug 01, 2013

Two government engineering colleges in Bikaner have engaged MTech pursuing students as guest faculty in a gross violation of the AICTE norms.

These two colleges are College of Engineering and Technology, Bikaner and Govt. Engineering College Bikaner.

The AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) norms clearly state that the minimum criterion to be eligible for teaching in an engineering college is an MTech degree.

The web portals of both the colleges display the status of guest faculty, Sandesh Goswami and Rohit Vyas (civil engineering department), as pursuing MTech. Similarly, Deepak Sharma was shown as a guest faculty pursuing MTech in the mechanical engineering department.

The website of one of the colleges shows Govind Singh Tanwar, Rahul Acharya, Gaurav Sharma and Kailash Kumar as guest faculty in the computer science department, with all of them pursuing MTech. Furthermore, the Govt. Engineering College of Bikaner has several of its MTech pursuing students also teaching.

MTech being a full-time degree, the question of these faculty members not being regular in pursuing their degrees arises. The AICTE in 2009 had stated that MTech is a full-fledged programme and degrees imparted on a distance learning module shall not be recognized.

TOI tried contacting the principal of both the engineering colleges Professor Ranjit Singh but he remained unavailable.

Most of these faculty members have passed out from the respective colleges which again question the selection procedure for appointing them. Some of them reportedly didn’t fare well in their bachelor’s programme.

“If it’s true than it’s a gross violation of the AICTE norms. RTU will send an inspection team to verify the claims,” said RP Yadav, vice chancellor, RTU. Both the colleges are affiliated with RTU.

Sandeep Kumar, an RTI activist, said, “If this is the situation in government colleges, one can imagine the way private engineering colleges function.”

Kumar added that department of technical education should convene an inquiry into the case and punish the defaulters.

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