Patna: The Nalanda Open University has been given the task to carry out a combined entrance test for admission at BEd courses at both government and private BEd colleges.
The varsity will carry out the joint test on July 1, while the results will be declared on July 9. The counselling of selected candidates will be carried out from July 13 to 30 while the new academic session will start from August 1.
This is for the first time that the education department is going to carry out combined entrance test in BEd course at both government as well as private colleges to bring transparency in BEd admission process. Sudhakar Singh, a teacher of Patna Training College, said: “There are 327 governments as well as private BEd colleges in the state. Out of these there are only seven government colleges while rest are private colleges.”
Singh claimed that private BEd colleges often charge high fees as there is no control on fee structure as many of them are being run by businessmen and even politicians.
The governor while attending a function at AN College last week had said opening of private colleges providing BEd degree has become a thriving business in the state. Malik had said: “There is hardly a leader who has not opened a BEd College in Bihar. They take admissions of students illegally. After that we have to give permission to them to conduct exams because the future of students is at stake. During inspection day, they will show faculty members taken from another college as their own. They do not take consent from either me or the chief minister.”
Courtesy: The Telegraph