Evidently the economically weaker part (EWS) college students have most well-liked their present authorities colleges regardless of an choice to get free training in Haryana’s “price range” non-public colleges – largely in villages or small cities – beneath a authorities scheme.
Underneath the not too long ago launched scheme, as many as 381 “price range” non-public colleges had provided 24,987 seats for EWS college students of presidency colleges for which the state will reimburse their payment of Rs 700/1,100 per pupil. Just one,665 college students from authorities colleges have most well-liked to go to those non-public colleges beneath the scheme which is simply 6.6% of the whole provided seats. The final date of admissions was July 27.
The admission in non-public colleges was provided beneath “Chief Minister Equal Training Reduction, Help and Grant (Cheerag)” scheme which has been launched instead of an identical scheme launched by Bhupinder Singh Hooda authorities in 2007 beneath rule 134 A of Haryana Faculty Training Guidelines, 2003.
Underneath the Cheerag scheme, college students whose dad and mom have annual verified earnings of lower than Rs 1.8 lakh can take admission in non-public colleges from Class II to XII. In accordance with CM Manohar Lal Khattar, beneath this scheme the federal government will give Rs 700 per pupil from Courses II to V, Rs 900 per pupil from Courses VI to VIII and Rs 1,100 per pupil from Courses IX to XII.
Nevertheless, official sources say solely these colleges participated within the scheme which have very low payment construction maintaining in view the reimbursement provided by the federal government in lieu of the admissions.
An educationist stated: “Good non-public colleges, particularly in cities, cost greater than Rs 3,000 month-to-month per pupil. In these circumstances, solely these non-public colleges – from villages or small cities – got here ahead which wished an assured payment from the federal government in lieu of admissions. However, the scholars from authorities colleges weren’t eager to depart their present colleges simply to get admission in any non-public college. Additional, location of the non-public colleges additionally issues particularly when the scholars don’t have a proposal of profitable training.”
A authorities official stated: “The scholars in authorities colleges get nearly free training other than college gown, syllabus books, mid-day meal and scholarships for sure classes. So, college students hold all these components in thoughts earlier than choosing the non-public colleges within the neighbourhood.”
The official additionally stated the Cheerag scheme could get a greater response subsequent yr “as extra non-public colleges and college students will come to know concerning the scheme”. Nevertheless, Haryana Vidyalaya Adhyapak Sangh, a physique of presidency schoolteachers, isn’t impressed with the Cheerag scheme and has already staged protests throughout the state opposing it.
Former president of the sangh, Wazir Singh, stated: “This scheme is aimed to shut the federal government colleges. If the scholars have the choice to get admission in non-public colleges freed from price, later or sooner they may desire the non-public colleges. Rather than paying their payment to the non-public colleges, the federal government ought to strengthen the infrastructure of presidency colleges and fill the vacant posts of lecturers.”
Nevertheless, a senior officer of the training division stated: “The scheme is optionally available; those that have been prepared to go to the non-public colleges, they’ve gone. Those that wished to remain within the authorities colleges, they continued their research there. The scholars might need restricted choices as a result of they may go to solely these colleges which have provided the seats. If the scholars wish to proceed in authorities college as in comparison with the non-public colleges of their neighbourhood, it speaks properly for the training division too.”