RTMNU’s Academic Council to decide fate of colleges without full-time teachers
RASHTRASANT Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) on Wednesday informed the High Court that Us Academic Council will lake a decision on colleges running without full-time teacher or principal. Most of the aggrieved colleges had sent their detailed representations and objection to RTMNU’s move restraining them from admitting students
during current academic year due to shortage of qualified full-time teachers. The meeting is slated on July 15 and decision will be then placed before the High Court.
A division bench consisting of Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice Atul Chandurkar then adjourned the hearing of petition filed by Sunil Mishra and bunch of petition filed by 51 college management’s till July 17.
The petitioner claimed that colleges are running in violation of basic norm and questioned as to how can they impart higher education with out a till-time teacher or principal. Despite repeated notice by RTMNU. the college management’s did not pay any heed, he claimed.
On ihe other hand, petitioner-institutions blamed RTMNU for overlooking their practical difficulties Of non-availability of qualified teachers. These institutions had informed to the High Court, that despite repeated efforts on their part, they could not find qualified teachers in adequate numbers. While voicing their grievance about paucity of qualified teaching staff, the petitioners have placed on record, through their petition, all developments regarding changes in qualifications from 1991 till dale. Most of the professional colleges and departments run by RTMNU and other universities also faced the similar situation. Advocate Bhanudas Kulkarni appeared for the petition cr-colleges. Advocates Purushoitam Patil (University) represented the respondents.