The government on Monday said that now 83 percent of B.Ed Colleges in Jammu and Kashmir was not any more functional.
Commissioner Secretary to Government for Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez Rohella said that only 17 percent of B.Ed Colleges were actively functioning and working in the region of Jammu and Kashmir.
“There was mushrooming of private B.Ed Colleges in Jammu and Kashmir that could not sustain in the market,” Rohella said.
He also said, “Currently, there are 151 B.ed colleges in JK out of which only 25 are functional. Some of the colleges sustain, and some could not in the market. ”
Rohella said, “Although all 151 Colleges are registered with the University of Kashmir and Jammu University, nearly 125 colleges that are dysfunctional have not applied for re-registration.”
Meanwhile, the MHRD using All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) has said that the number of colleges in Jammu and Kashmir has seen a downfall by 10.94 percent from the past seven years.
The MHRD figures reveal that 36 colleges in J&K have reduced since 2012-13 till 2018-19.
According to the AISHE-2019 report, Jammu and Kashmir currently have only 293 colleges, while in the academic year 2012-13, 329 colleges were functioning.
The data states that the maximum numbers of colleges in J&K were running actively in the academic year 2012-13, and the lowest was in the year 2018-19.
The data reveals, “In the academic year 2011-12, a minimum of 306 government colleges was functioning in J&K.”
Likewise, in the year 2012-13, 329 colleges were functioning in Jammu and Kashmir.
Following the suite, in the academic year 2013-14, the number of colleges in Jammu and Kashmir was 327, followed by 325 in 2014-15; 329 in 2015-16 and 316 in 2016-17.
During the academic year 2017-18, at least 19 more colleges were reduced, and only 297 colleges were running this year.
In the previous academic year (2018-2019), four colleges from the J&K were further reduced, and only 293 colleges were functioning. This is the lowest ever total of colleges in the past seven-year.
Besides, the figures revealed by the MHRD report, the authorities in J&K this year is successful in approving 52 more government colleges. However, in the MHRD report, it has not been mentioned whether the newly approved colleges have been included or not.
Pertinently, higher education authorities directed the various concerned administrations of newly approved colleges to function from the nearby schools and tourism structures until the arrangement of infrastructure in these colleges.
According to the AISHE report, the top states in terms of the highest number of colleges in India are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh.
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