After medical and law aspirants, students who want to pursue BEd in the state are having a tough time due to change in admission rules this year.
After four rounds of centralized admissions, most of the 550 BEd schools have 5080% seats vacant even as hundreds of aspirants are left out of the process as they were not aware of new CET. While Bombay Teachers’ Training College in south Mumbai was allotted 24 students, Thakur College of Education was allotted only 15.
The state’s CET cell claims the demand for B Ed has fallen after its duration was increased to two years, but colleges are blaming it on the new admission rules, technical glitches and the Maha rashtra Unaided Private Professional Educational Institutions (Regulation of Admissions and Fees) Act, 2015, which does not allow private institutes to hold their own CET. “Thousands of students prefer the private association’s CET. This year, the state’s Act made it mandatory for all admissions to be done through the single government CET, which was not advertised properly ,“ sa id a teacher from a private institute. She said last year over 40,000 aspirants sought admissions, this year the numbers dropped to 12,000.
Hindustan News 21/09/2016: http://epaper.livehindustan.com/