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DAV institute barred by AICTE

DAV institute barred by AICTE

Saturday, 30 July 2011 14:33 Jalandhar, July 30 Taking a harsh decision on the basis of recommendations of its hearing and appellate committees, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has placed the DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology (DAVIET) under ‘no-admission’ category till further orders. The communiqué from the Advisor (Approval) Dr MK Hada of the AICTE has come as a jolt for the institute that had planned to inaugurate the new session with freshers joining classes from Monday onwards. A havan ceremony is scheduled in the morning, to be followed by a lecture by Punjab Technical University Vice-Chancellor Dr Rajneesh Arora.

The communiqué reads, “The appellate committee meeting was held on June 21 to hear the appeal of the institution. The committee found that the institution has not complied with the deficiencies observed by the hearing committee. The observations of the hearing committee in its meeting on February 4 have been found to be true.”

Director, Technical Colleges of DAV Management Committee, CL Kochher, however, has claimed that it was not the final decision and there was no reason to panic. “A representative from our college had contacted the AICTE in this context with sufficient evidence in our favour. They have given two-three days time for another appeal”, he said.

The orders come in the wake of a complaint lodged with the AICTE by the members of DAVIET Employees’ Welfare Association. The members had raised objections on the recruitment of three faculty members out of a total 13. Examining the documentary evidence, the AICTE committee has raised four points: Firstly, higher and better emoluments for Sanjeev Saini, M.Tech, and Anil Soni, MBA, cannot be fixed at the discretion of the management on selective basis. Secondly, Jasdeep Kaur, MCA, is not eligible for a faculty position as she has an MSc degree in computer science which is not equivalent to either MCA, M.Tech, BE/B.Tech or an M.Phil degree. So she cannot continue as a faculty member of the CSE/MCA/IT in the institute.

Dr Rajneesh Arora. Punjab News . he commented. when contacted. Last of all. “The newly admitted students cannot be shifted elsewhere at this stage.Subsequently. I need to wait for the directions from the technical education department for any further action”. the committees have stated that the principal was not qualified as per AICTE norms and that a new appointment has to be complied with. said that the decision of the AICTE had come too late and the university had even completed the entire formalities of admission.Jalandhar . it has directed the college to maintain the faculty cadre ratio of professor/associate professor/assistant professor in the ratio of 1:2:6 in accordance with the norms.

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