A Government run B.Ed. college at Kherwara being affiliated to the Mohan Lal Sukhadiya University, Udaipur, is in a very despicable condition, in spite of government norms applicable on the functioning of the college.
Permission for the construction of the college was obtained in the final session of the previous Congress government, after which the new BJP Government did not take any action on the approvals given by the previous government. This resulted in the allotted Rs 1 Crore in the last budget of the Congress government being reduced to just Rs 50 Lac by the new government, hence creating a squeeze around the construction of the college.
The college, which was supposed to be constructed on a 1,500 sqmt land, is constructed very poorly over just 343 sqmt. 200 students, who are prospective teachers, are squeezed into tiny rooms in this ‘college’, and basic facilities, such as play grounds, library, computer center or even a canteen, are missing, due to lack of space. All these facilities form a part of basic government norms.
Students are taken to a nearby Humanities College for using the Computer Lab at the college and for sports, a ground situated 3km from the College is used. Of the 16 teachers approved for this college, only 6 are currently doing the job.
In the sanction given in the 2009, the college was to be constructed over a land of 1500 sqmt, with 500sqft being allotted for every 50 students. This included Classrooms, Playgrounds, Computer Lab, Library, Principals office, Staff Room, Administrative Office, separate toilet for boys and girls, a common room for girls, parking space, garden, Canteen and other such facilities. In spite of getting the sanction in 2009, the work on the College began in 2012 and it took all of 24 months to construct a four small rooms over 343 sqmt.
The students say that due to the constraints, two subjects are being taught by each teacher – 100 students are enrolled apart from 100 trainees. Sometimes, the authorities even hire teachers from outside the college to run the classes.
Madhulika Bali, Principal of the college says that in spite of regular reminder letter and emails to the higher authorities for allotment of more teachers, there has been no respite. Even with 1/3 of staff strength, the College is ensuring that all subjects are taught and classes are completed.
Nanalal Ahaari, the local MLA from Kherwara, has committed that he will visit the college and assess the situation. He also committed that if there is a scarcity of funds, he will ensure that the local MLA funds are used to complete the construction as soon as possible.
Source: Media reports (Dainik Bhaskar)