BRABU News: The team of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) will investigate the distance education running in all the universities of the state including BRA Bihar University.
UGC has sent a letter to RUSA for this. Distance studies are not allowed in any university in the entire state except Nalanda University.
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Distance studies stopped from the year 2017:
Distance studies are closed in Bihar University and other universities of the state since the year 2017.
Due to not being recognized by UGC, distance admission is not taking place.
Distance education investigation will start next month
RUSA Vice President Prof. Kameshwar Jha told that next month there will be an investigation of distance education going on in the university.
This investigation will be about the building, other infrastructure, teachers and resources.
If all are found correct in the investigation, its report will be sent to the UGC.
Bihar University has 26 courses in distance education:
There are 26 courses in the distance of Bihar University including PG, UG and Vocational courses.
Till the year 2016, admission was also done in BEd and MPhil, but after the cancellation of recognition, the admission stopped.
After this the examinations of all courses including B.Ed were also stuck. The examination of about 5 to 7 thousand students got stuck due to cancellation of recognition.
Distance has also applied in UGC:
Bihar University has recently applied for recognition in UGC.
The UGC had sought applications for recognition from all the universities by taking out the advertisement.
After this, the application was made to the UGC on behalf of the university. However, till now the university has not received any response from the UGC.
There are no permanent directors in the distance:
As per UGC rules, there should be a permanent director for running distance in any university. There is currently no director in the distance of Bihar University.
Even before this, the directors who have been made were in-charge. According to the instructions of UGC, distance can run only if there is one assistant and one associate professor in all the subjects.
But there are no teachers in the distance of the university. However, university sources say that teachers can be reinstated on contract.