MALDA, 3 SEPT: Thousands of students, who applied for admission into the B.Ed course in the B.Ed colleges under Gour Banga University (GBU) this academic year, have been waiting helplessly as the admission, being sub judice, has not yet commenced. As per the academic calendar of the university B.Ed course was scheduled to commence from 1 July. But even after the elapse of more than two months, the B.Ed aspirants are frustrated over the uncertainty regarding admission into B.Ed and the commencement of the course.
This may be recalled that GBU authority decided to introduce central admission system for B.Ed from this year as there were many complaints in bygone years regarding the clarity of the selection of candidates for B.Ed and the formidable admission fees collected by a number of private B.Ed colleges. As per the central admission system the final merit list will be prepared by the university and the students will be admitted into B.Ed after counselling only. But the management of a few private B.Ed colleges did not agree with the decision of GBU and moved to Calcutta High Court. GBU also determined that altogether the admission fees collected by the private B.Ed colleges must not exceed Rs 45000 which was also challenged by the private B.Ed college authorities. They wanted to sum to be Rs 71000. The entire issue is sub judice now and the students are concerned of the fate of B.Ed course for this academic year.
An important meeting of the executive council of GBU was held yesterday. However, the vice chancellor Mrs Gopa Dutta refused to comment on the matter as it is still sub judice. The officiating registrar of GBU Mr Apurba Chakrabarty was not available for comment either as he said he was very busy with some ‘emergent’ matter.