CACTA will raise issues of private-aided colleges outside Senate meeting Hall, Punjab University over unorganized implementation of NEP 2020

June 02, 2023

Chandigarh, 2 June (Agency) :  Aided College Teachers Association (CACTA) will hold a massive protest and raise the issues of private-aided colleges on 3rd June outside the Senate meeting Hall of Panjab University. The executive members of CACTA condemned the PU authorities for the hastened, unorganized and discriminatory implementation of NEP 2020 in affiliated colleges and taking unfortunate decisions in this regard without taking board of governance and members of different faculties from colleges into account. Dr. Kulvinder Singh, President, CACTA, PU authorities have taken many sheer undemocratic and completely biased decisions related to the implementation of New Education Policy 2020, while keeping the private-aided colleges in dark, which has forced them to hold protests. He also added that the reshuffling in teaching load as per the changes in the pattern (Major, Minor, Multidisciplinary, etc,.) in college could arise some unprecedented crisis before the colleges and the teaching fraternity.
Dr. Amitabh Dwivedi, Secretary, CACTA, said that they had many a times requested the PU authorities, members of various bodies and Senators to seriously consider and examine the changes (subject-wise and curriculum wise) before getting them passed and implemented in the colleges. PU authorities have been completely nonresponsive and ignored the members from board of studies and different faculties while taking crucial decisions. Dr Amitabh said that either the PU should defer the decision of implementation of NEP till next session or should take their suggestions and stake holders from private-aided colleges into confidence before drafting and finalizing the changes specifically associated to the colleges.
The executive members opined that along with the permanent faculty members, many ad-hoc (temporary) teachers are also teaching in the colleges. They requested the PU authorities to either hold back and suspend the decision of implementation of N.E.P. for the time being, at-least for the current session, in the colleges in order to get them fully prepared and aware in every aspect, or consider their concerns and suggestions for the appropriate implementation of N.E.P. in true spirit and sense. They said that on 3rd June, they will hold a protest and rally at Panjab University to expose the high-handedness and biased approach meted out with them.


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