University Vice-chancellor Thimme Gowda has to decide the fate of B.Ed and M.Ed colleges on May 17, 2013.
A report submitted by three special committees formed by the Bangalore university, the authorities of Bangalore University decided to take the final decision in a syndicate meeting which is scheduled to be held on May 17, 2013.
Recently, committees have submitted the reports of these colleges to university on the quality of education teacher education colleges affiliated to the BU.
The reports have been submitted so the syndicate committee, and they have forwarded to the academic council for further decision.
Task force reports on teachers education submitted by Karan Kumar's (academic council member) committee, the new vice-chancellor of BU, B Thimme Gowda, has formed three special committees consists experts from outside Karnataka to re-visit all the B.Ed and M.Ed colleges affiliated to it and has asked them to submit a detailed report. The committees also submitted their reports a few days ago.
The task force headed by Karan Kumar has recommended for the disaffiliation of over 53 B.Ed and 7 M.Ed colleges saying that the quality of education was poor and that most colleges were running without any basic infrastructure.
Recently, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) had withdrawn the recognition of M.Ed programmes in Vijaya Teachers College and 7 M.Ed colleges affiliated to Bangalore University (BU) on April 01, 2013.
However, the managements of the concerned B.Ed and M.Ed colleges challenged the issue in the high court and the state higher education department asked for an explanation from the university.
The acting vice-chancellor, N Rangaswamy, wrote to the department in detail stating that the colleges cannot be disaffiliated and instead, they would be given time to improve. The new V-C has taken a new decision of fresh inspection and hence formed these three special committees.