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Regulator must adhere to law for recognising B.Ed colleges: SC

The Supreme Court today asked the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) not to grant recognition to private colleges offering B.Ed courses if they failed to fulfil the mandatory requirements under the law.



New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) not to grant
recognition to private colleges offering B.Ed courses if they
failed to fulfil the mandatory requirements under the law.

"In future no colleges should be granted recognition
without fulfilling the mandatory conditions in accordance with
the NCTE Act, 1993," a bench comprising Justices G S Singhvi
and A K Ganguly said.

The NCTE is a regulator body for teacher education system
in the country.

The court, which was hearing the issue related to the
derecognition of some colleges offering B.Ed course in Madhya
Pradesh, asked the Member Secretary, NCTE, to file an
affidavit regarding the compliance of the Act of NCTE and the
regulation framed subsequently.

The court also directed the counsel for Madhya Pradesh to
place before it entire list of private and affiliated colleges
of seven universities in the state offering the B.Ed course
from the academic session 2005-06 to 2008-09.

It said that in this regard, the counsel will have to
consult the Secretary, Higher Education of the State, who in
turn will get in touch with the Vice Chancellors of the
universities.

Further, the counsel for Barkatullah University, Bhopal,
will also furnish the list of colleges affiliated to it for
offering the B.Ed course.

The bench said the counsel for colleges will file written
submissions and make available documents relating to
affiliation within three days.

The apex court was anguished that some colleges were
allegedly offering B.Ed courses in Madhya Pradesh in breach
of the NCTE Act.

The bench was hearing the appeals filed by the colleges
and students against the decision of the Madhya Pradesh High
Court cancelling the recognition of some of the colleges.

The colleges are seeking directions to seven universities
in the state to declare the results of students who were
provisionally admitted by them during the academic year
2007-08.

PTI

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