JK Govt to crack whip on ‘illegal’ colleges

Survey On To Identify Institutes

MUDDASIR ALI
Publish Date: Nov 12 2012 12:00PM

Srinagar, Nov 11: The State Government has decided to crack whip on unauthorized private educational institutions running in Jammu and Kashmir.
 The Higher Education Department has ordered for constitution of District Level Committees (DLCs) for identification of the unauthorized private college and other institutions across JK.
 "These committees will provide information about unauthorized colleges falling within their territorial jurisdiction to Director, Colleges for necessary action," a senior official in the department said.
 He said earlier the deadline for these committees to submit the report was October 15 last month. However, he said the deadline has been extended.
 The official said government would take a final call on the fate of such colleges once the entire report from all the districts is received by it.
 “We are planning to continue this exercise in future too,” the official said.
 Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, Gazanfer Hussain said there were already set rules for establishing and running the colleges.
 “If any institute is found functioning in violation of the guidelines, we will definitely take action against it,” he said.
 The private colleges have expanded during past 20 years and at least 249 such colleges are functional in Jammu and Kashmir.
 Of them, 172 private colleges including degree colleges and other institutes offering professional and academic education and PG courses in Jammu division.
 The number of such colleges is 77 in Kashmir.
 In comparison the total number of government colleges in Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh is, 45, 46 and four respectively, according to official website of Higher Education department.
 The survey by the state education department is going on at a time when Union Human Resource Development Ministry has put its weight behind expansion of the sector in the state.
 At a function held at in south Kashmir’s Pulwama town last month, the former HRD Minister, Kapil Sibal said private education was need of the hour even in JK and if anyone was “putting obstacles” in it, he would fight it not only in the capacity of being a minister but also as an individual.


Latest News

  1. Authorities put Mirwaiz under house detention
  2. Authorities put Mirwaiz under house detention
  1. JRL reiterates UN probe into Kunan-Poshpora incident
  2. JRL reiterates UN probe into Kunan-Poshpora incident
  1. Govt constitutes State Council for Promotion of Urdu Language
  2. Govt constitutes State Council for Promotion of Urdu Language
  1. Indo-Pak guns roar on LoC in Nowshera
  2. Indo-Pak guns roar on LoC in Nowshera
  1. Traffic advisory issued for school buses in Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Traffic advisory issued for school buses in Jammu and Kashmir
  1. Work starts on Afghanistan section of TAPI gas pipeline to Pakistan, India
  2. Work starts on Afghanistan section of TAPI gas pipeline to Pakistan, India
  1. Kunan-Poshpora ‘chilling example of impunity’ surrounding rights violations in Kashmir: Amnesty International
  2. Kunan-Poshpora ‘chilling example of impunity’ surrounding rights violations in Kashmir: Amnesty International
  1. Huawei, Airtel conduct successful 5G trial in India
  2. Huawei, Airtel conduct successful 5G trial in India
  1. Maldives to hold presidential poll in September
  2. Maldives to hold presidential poll in September
  1. Pakistan takes defence attaches of 6 nations on tour of LoC
  2. Pakistan takes defence attaches of 6 nations on tour of LoC
  1. Jammu and Kashmir issues avalanche warning for high altitude areas
  2. Jammu and Kashmir issues avalanche warning for high altitude areas
  1. Journalist found dead in Uttar Pradesh
  2. Journalist found dead in Uttar Pradesh
  1. Sunanda Pushkar case: SC seeks police response on Swamy's plea
  2. Sunanda Pushkar case: SC seeks police response on Swamy's plea
  1. Mirwaiz terms Kunan-Poshpora incident as ‘most reprehensible crime against humanity’
  2. Mirwaiz terms Kunan-Poshpora incident as ‘most reprehensible crime against humanity’
  1. Kashmir University's statement on Zabarwan guest house blaze
  2. Kashmir University's statement on Zabarwan guest house blaze
  1. Kerala tribal youth beaten to death by lynch mob
  2. Kerala tribal youth beaten to death by lynch mob
  1. 500 Uri residents migrate to safer locations amid border escalation: DGP Vaid
  2. 500 Uri residents migrate to safer locations amid border escalation: DGP Vaid
  1. 'Assault' on Delhi CS: Police
  2. 'Assault' on Delhi CS: Police "raids" Chief Minister's residence
  1. North Kashmir: Dozens of livestock dead in Kupwara fire incident
  2. North Kashmir: Dozens of livestock dead in Kupwara fire incident
  1. 7 injured in road accident in Baramulla
  2. 7 injured in road accident in Baramulla
  1. Protests in Handwara over unscheduled power cuts and frequent burglaries
  2. Protests in Handwara over unscheduled power cuts and frequent burglaries
  1. Stop bulldozing abandoned Rohingya villages, HRW urges Myanmar
  2. Stop bulldozing abandoned Rohingya villages, HRW urges Myanmar
  1. Coca-Cola India to be key player in Indian 'fruit circular economy'
  2. Coca-Cola India to be key player in Indian 'fruit circular economy'
  1. Dalit girl burnt alive in UP village
  2. Dalit girl burnt alive in UP village
  1. Modi greets Trudeau with hug at ceremonial reception
  2. Modi greets Trudeau with hug at ceremonial reception
  1. Now journalist part of Canadian PM delegation who had protested PM Modi’s visit to country in 2015: Report
  2. Now journalist part of Canadian PM delegation who had protested PM Modi’s visit to country in 2015: Report
  1. India slips down to 81 rank in corrupt nations list
  2. India slips down to 81 rank in corrupt nations list
  1. NIA to investigate Sunjuwan Army Station attack
  2. NIA to investigate Sunjuwan Army Station attack