The Lucknow University is on the process of revising Curriculum for colleges affiliated to it. The decision has been taken after the matter was brought up in the first meeting of college principals and officials of college development council (CDC) of the University. The meeting was held at the University on 6 February. The representatives from 80 associated colleges had attended the meeting and took part in the discussions.
The revamped course content will be finalized by the board of studies. The board will be framed by the university and will comprise academicians and professionals from the industry. Promoting research at college level was also the significant matter of discussion during the meet.
During the first meeting suggestions and ideas were obtained from the principals to raise quality of education. The majority of Principals had presented their grievance by saying that the university treated them as subordinates rather than giving them equal rights to the college. Besides, complaints for the delay in process of clearing files were also raised.
The representatives from self-finance colleges talked about the university's decision of increasing the examination fee and raised objection as many students miss to appear for the examinations since they are unable to afford to deposit exam fees which at present is twice of what is being charged in government aided colleges, told a principal. The Principal added that 70% of the students are enrolled in self-finance institutes.
In the meeting, the CDC chairman, A K Sengupta, directed that colleges need to establish an internal quality assurance cell and follow NAAC rating. In addition, discussions were also held on making the entire admission process, centralized.