The central government has directed the Kerala government to cut-down the student-teacher in the state to 20:1.
The Rashtriya Uchatar Shiksha Abhiyan Authority (RUSA) under the Union Human Resource Ministry has come down heavily on the present student-teacher ratio of 30:1 fixed in the colleges in the state.
The Kerala collegiate department had sought a financial assistance of Rs 76.56 crore from central government for filling 320 faculty vacancies in the colleges under 12th-year plan. But, centre denied to provide a fund, and directed to cut-down the student-teacher ratio.
The RUSA is followed an uniform policy for all the state in India. Currently, in India in all the colleges the student-teacher ratio is 20:1.
According to the RUSA rules, states with more than 20:1 ratio will have first to commit to bringing down the student-teacher ratio to 20:1. The RUSA plan was to create 5,000 faculty positions in universities and colleges during the current plan period.
Last year the amount of Rs 99.000 crore was approved by the HRD Ministry for RUSA programme, to increase the gross enrollment ratio in the colleges and universities.