With the new academic session approaching by, the University of Pune (UoP) has banned admissions to first-year courses for the new academic year 2014-15 for 71 colleges across three districts of Pune, Nashik and Ahmednagar.
A show cause notice has been issued by the university to these colleges asking for explanations as to why allow them to admit students after so many shortcomings in the colleges such as inadequate infrastructure, lack of full time and approved teaching staff and full time principals.
Almost many colleges those faced the ban are located in the rural and fringe areas in these three districts. About 44 colleges are in Pune district, while 17 are in Ahmednagar and 10 are in Nashik districts respectively. The names of the colleges can be accessed by the students on the university’s website www.unipune.ac.in. These colleges are into offering studies in arts, commerce, BBA and BCA courses.
The UoP’s academic council considered as the top body for taking policy decisions on academic matters, in the meeting on 03 June 2014 was resolved that affiliated colleges those are still functioning without meeting the minimum required norms for teaching and learning standards. An expert panel was set up to examine these colleges. The experts have found various shortcomings in the colleges that were recorded in the report headed by the vice chancellor W N Gade.
Earlier, the university was not keen to publish the name of these banned colleges, but with the admission process coming nearer, university gave up and released the names on its website to help out the students to select before admission.