In a press conference held on Wednesday, Baban Taywade, principal of Dhanwate National College (DNC) said, “The new university law should be implemented effectively and colleges granted financial autonomy to get rid of problems many educational institutions face today. The practice of appointing lecturers on a temporary basis is affecting the quality of teaching which ultimately hits students hard.”
He continued saying, “The semester pattern introduced for undergraduate and postgraduate courses should be done away with as it becomes difficult to check, verify and reevaluate lakhs of answer sheets in a short period of time due to lack of a sufficient number of lecturers.”
Taywade announced that on July 9 and 10, a two-day state level conference of Non-Government College Principals Forum on ‘Quality in higher education in Maharashtra, new practices, sustenance and enhancement’ will be organised at DNC. Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister has been invited as the inauguration chief guest. The conference aims to hold discussions over the various ways to uplift the quality of higher education in Maharashtra.
The conference will be in three sessions. Two of these sessions will be conducted on day 1 and the last on day 2. Topics covering Indian higher education system, new university act, challenges before higher education and globalisation of higher education will be discussed upon in the meet.
Along with many other dignitaries, Vinod Tawde, minister for school, higher and technical education, Arun Kumar Shelke, president, Shivaji Education Society, Amravati, SV Kane, vice-chancellor of Nagpur University and Pramod Yeole, pro vice-chancellor will also bestow the meet with their presence.