Control on private universities in the s Jaipur
Control on private universities in the state...
Higher Education Minister said - Regulatory commission will be formed to control private universities in the state
The government will soon set up a regulatory commission to control government and private universities operating in the state. Higher Education Minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati announced this while responding to the discussion on the functioning of private universities in the Vidhan Sabha on Wednesday.
BJP MLA and former education minister Vasudev Devnani said during the discussion that there was a deterioration of higher education in the state, in which the Higher Education Regulatory Commission would have to be formed on the lines of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to improve. Responding to the discussion, Bhati said that the quality of education should be increased, fees should be controlled and students are not exploited, for this we promised to set up a regulatory commission. He said that even before the committee was formed to form a regulatory commission, the opinion of subject experts was taken, but no result was found. We are studying its findings and conducting complaints tests of various universities and commissioning of other states. He said that valuable and useful suggestions of members will also be included to make the state a leader in the field of higher education and to provide quality education to students.
Independent MLA Sanyam Lodha raised the issue of corruption in private universities during the discussion. He said that private universities have become a place to distribute degrees to the unworthy children of capitalists. Sanyam Lodha demanded the government take action on private universities. In response, Bhanwar Singh Bhati said that employment opportunities have increased in the state with the establishment of private universities. Five thousand crore rupees have been invested and students from other states also come to Rajasthan to study. He said that government resources have a significant contribution in advancing education, but the establishment of private universities has helped in increasing the proportion of higher education. We cannot point fingers at all universities, although some universities continue to receive complaints that need to be stop.
Minister Bhati said that the gross enrollment ratio in Rajasthan was only 6.04 in 2004, which has increased to 23 in 2018-19. In 2004, this proportion was 7 in Scheduled Castes category, which has now increased to 20. Similarly, the proportion of Scheduled Tribes was 4.81 in 2004, which has now increased to 21.5. The gross enrollment ratio in Scheduled Tribes category is higher than the national average. While national average of this class is 17.2, that of Rajasthan is 21.3. Bhati said that there are 14 state funded universities and 51 private universities under the administrative control of Higher Education Department.