State’s most Pvt varsities lack infrastructures: Guv

Most of the private universities in Arunachal Pradesh do not have proper infrastructure, playground, facilities for extracurricular activities, libraries and laboratories and amenities for girl students, Governor Brig. (Retd.) B.D. Mishra told Buragaon-Thrizino MLA Kumsi Sidisow when he called on the former at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday last to discuss the issue.

Interest of student and public should be supreme for private universities interested to open in Arunachal Pradesh, he said, adding such varsities should build proper infrastructures, like playground, library, laboratories, & hostels, the basic requirements while all amenities for girl should be totally ready, before offering admission.

Citing example of a private university offering distant learning course for state MLAs in BA and MA (Pol Sc) without charging any fee and promise to arrange for writing the examination without proper academic plans, he said such woeful offers fall beyond the accepted academic norms and practices.

Many private universities in their proposal promise scores of courses which are almost impractical. Appointment of permanent faculty and their proper remuneration for ensuring qualitative education fall far too short of norms, he said and suggested private universities functioning in the state to ensure dignified infrastructure, appoint well qualified permanent faculty members before offering admission.

Many complaints have been received from the public about their poor performance which should be rectified by those universities to have all requisite wherewithal.

He advised Sidisow, as a responsible and young MLA to visit private universities in the state and suggest measures for improvement. (PRO)

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