MPs for `centrally run colleges` in each district

The suggestion came as the MPs attended Committee of Parliament of the HRD Ministry over the declining standard of college education.

New Delhi: Several MPs have suggested that
HRD Ministry set up `centrally run colleges` in every district
on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalaya or Navodaya Vidyalaya.

The suggestion came as the lawmakers attending a
Consultative Committee of Parliament of the HRD Ministry
voiced concern over the "declining standard of college
education and poor teacher-student ratio", said Ministry
officials.

The meeting, held yesterday, was attended by HRD Minister
Kapil Sibal and senior officials of the HRD Ministry.

"Concerns was also raised about a number of engineering
seats being left vacant as it was felt that some states could
have more engineering colleges than required," the officials
said.

Sibal while addressing the issue said his Ministry has
asked AICTE to elicit views of state governments where there
is a surplus as to whether recognition should be given to more
engineering colleges to these states, they said.

He felt this would help address the issue of excess
capacity as observed in some regions.

A few MPs also expressed unhappiness over Bangalore-based
National Assessment and Accreditation Council having no
branches, which they said was a cause of a inconvenience.

PTI

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