DESAM demands action against DMCTE admission committee alleging irregularities

“The selection list for studying MEd course in DMCTE is based only on marks/merit of the candidates without conducting any entrance examinations, which violates the NCTE norms,” DESAM stated.


 

The Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur (DESAM) has demanded action against the admission committee of DM College of Teacher Education (DMCTE) for allegedly flouting norms prescribed for admission by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).

DESAM, in a release, stated it was very unfortunate that DMCTE continue to flout NCTE Rules and Regulations even as the student body has been making continuous efforts to streamline the previous wrongdoings in the institute.

“The selection list for studying MEd course in DMCTE is based only on marks/merit of the candidates without conducting any entrance examinations, which violates the NCTE norms,” it said.

While pointing out that entrance examinations for admission into MEd courses were held since 2005, it questioned why it was not held for this year when other institutes like DMU and MU conducted entrance tests despite the pandemic.

It further said that violations of Section 4.2 (a) and (b) of Appendix 5 of the NCTE Rules and Regulations have been rectified after intervention by DESAM. However, DMCTE continue to violate Section 4.3 of the said rules, it contended.

The release also noted that state level Common Entrance Test which should be held for admission into teacher education courses according to Appendix 2,4 and 5 have not been conducted so far. The government must give written assurance that the Common Entrance Test will be held from next year, the student body demanded.

It maintained that DESAM’s demand is to make DMCTE function transparently by following NCTE Rules and Regulations.

Further questioning if it is not the duty of the higher education department to look into such wrongdoings, it asked if the government is not ashamed that DESAM is taking the issues at hand.  

The student body went on to say that it had already reported to ERC, NCTE over flouting its rules. Besides, Central Vigilance Commission has been petitioned to look into the misdeeds relating to teacher education in the state and the CVC has also sought further information, it added. 

First Published:Nov. 23, 2020, 11:20 p.m.

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