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THESE COLLEGES OPEN UP NEW OPPORTUNITIES OF EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT, WRITES MUZAFFAR AHMAD
There are about two hundred private colleges in both the provinces of our state out of which nearly one hundred colleges are functional in Kashmir. All these colleges are properly affiliated with the University of Kashmir. Thank God, in the whole of India perhaps J&K is the only state where all the colleges are properly recognized by the Government. You will not come across a single B.Ed. college which stands unrecognized and where the precious time and money of our children squandered.
In these colleges about three thousand people are employed and in a straight way three thousand families of these people are directly associated with these colleges in respect of their life and living. We get Rs. 8000/= to Rs.15000/= per head per month as our remuneration. It is due to these private B.Ed. colleges that our state experienced a new type of educational set up in which the personal capital of the college owners is invested and with which our children are being benefitted. Being the brother of a B.Ed. student I want to state that thousands of the students are receiving education in these colleges who a few years back had to move from pillar to post to seek admission in other states. Our state gets handsome revenue from outer states simply because of these colleges and the whole amount acquired by these is spent in our state. But unfortunately a specific lobby with the Dean College Development has turned against these colleges and the sole aim of these people is to see these colleges closed, so that, they would heave a sigh of relief. On most of the occasions misunderstanding is created among the masses about these colleges which are totally unjustifiable. I ask the fault finders of these colleges to compare these five star hotels like colleges with those of the government ones and see the difference. Which government colleges are decked with fans and fire stoves and which B.Ed. college does not have these facilities. The question arises what kind of service is Dean College Development going to render by closing these colleges? Would the Dean provide jobs to the 3000 people working in these colleges and should our lakhs of students wander in a state of chaos and confusion from state to state for their studies. For Gods’ sake, please allow our children to study. Jobs are not given to us like gifts. After obtaining PhD. degrees we are labeled as RT’s and hired for a petty amount of Rs.1500 p.m. For God’s sake take pity on us. By deferring the examination of our children to October and there by wasting their one precious year, you already marred their career. (Hope you will revise your decision and conduct the exam of B.Ed. students on time in June, 2011) Now, for God’s sake please stop it. Enough is enough.
There are some people who take B.Ed. as an industry and there is nothing adverse in it. You know that only in Bangalore there are 530 engineering colleges, 185 medical colleges and 275 MBA colleges where as 500 B.Ed. colleges were set up in Rajasthan in a single year. When there is nothing wrong with them why are our colleges at fault. These colleges of ours too impart education for which the Government is spending crores of rupees. Here the Government got a readymade infrastructure in the form of these colleges without involving the expenditure of a single rupee.
It seems that we lag behind as compared to other states of India. There was a time when the worlds’ largest University of Buddhism was in Bijbehara Kashmir and people from all over the world used to come here for receiving education. Let these colleges revive the glorious tradition of knowledge and enlightenment.
(Muzaffar Ahmad is an Employee of a B Ed. College)
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