VC warns of action against capitation fee

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015,15:44 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kottayam | Stringent action would be initiated against the colleges which collect unauthorised capitation fees for the admission of students under management seats said Mahatma Gandhi University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Babu Sebastian.
He was speaking at a press conference here to brief about the achievements of the university during his tenure as VC during the past one year here today.
He added the university will consider revoking the affiliation of the colleges found collecting capitation fees and violating rules and regulations of the university.
‘There are some complaints regarding the collection of capitation fees for some particular courses like B.Com. University will take stringent action against those colleges, if it receives written complaints,’ he said.
According to him, university will consider commencing more self-financing colleges under the direct control of the university to ensure sufficient number of seats for courses having higher demand such as B.Com.
He added that the university has embarked on an ambitious plan to bench mark itself with leading centres of higher learning, not only in India but also abroad keeping itself abreast with the changing knowledge lines, innovative practices, cutting edge quality policy and enhanced responsiveness.
‘Quality Assurance mechanism in the University will get a major fillip with the visit of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) planned for early 2016. NAAC accreditation is mandatory to get sizeable financial support from the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a centrally-sponsored scheme (CSS) launched in 2013.
The quest for excellence will encompass all teachers, students, staff and all other stakeholders with a view to raising the quality and performance results of educational processes of the university, he said.
According to him, the objective of the university on NAAC  is to grab ‘A’ Grade in the first phase.  This will be closely followed by the pursuit to get the status of the ‘University with Potential for Excellence’ which will enable the varsity to get funding to the tune of Rs 100 crore.
‘To achieve the goal of making quality assurance, a number of post-accreditation activities will also be developed.
An Internal Quality Assurance Cell comprising  administrators, academics and community stakeholders has been constituted.  Quality consciousness will be instilled among the staff, teachers and the students. University will develop a Student Charter outlining the importance of student feedback and participation in the promotion and internalization of an institutional culture of quality,’ he said.