Tribune press service
Rohtak, September 22
The Directorate of Primary Education has instructed the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) to initiate the admission process for the Elementary Education Diploma (DElEd) for the 2021 academic session. -23.
The development came after the Association of Self-Funded Private Colleges of Haryana moved the High Court, urging that the state carry out centralized admissions to the course or that private colleges be allowed to admit students on their own, only on the model institutes in neighboring states. such as Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
The state government also submitted a proposed admissions schedule to the court when the case was heard on Tuesday.
As per the schedule, the admissions process will start on October 1 and end on November 6, while applicants can apply online. The first list of admitted candidates will be released on October 19, and regular/online courses for freshmen will start from October 25.
Significantly, management also demanded an explanation from the Director of SCERT within one week for not initiating the admissions process for this academic year.
Notably, the state was seriously considering discontinuing the course, arguing that it was not needed in the new education policy. Moreover, the number of graduates in the state is already in surplus.
“There are 21,000 seats for DElEd courses at 342 private colleges across the state. The development has protected not only colleges from closure, but also 5,100 teaching and non-teaching staff employed there from losing their jobs. We had to approach the HC after getting no positive response from the Minister of Education and the Director of SCERT, despite submitting separate representations regarding the start of the course admission process as it was already too late,” said Satish Khola, president of the association.
Khola said the DElEd course was regulated by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCET), thus not initiating the admission process as it was also against the law and regulations.
Meanwhile, SCERT director Rishi Goyal said the admission schedule has been sent to higher authorities for approval. “It will be released as soon as it gets the green light,” he added.
- According to the proposed schedule, the admissions process will start on October 1 and end on November 6, while applicants can apply online.
- The first list of admitted candidates will be published on October 19, and regular/online courses for freshmen will start from October 25.