Jammu/Srinagar 20th March: To highlight the problems being faced by thousands of technical institutions of India, 2nd executive committee meeting of All India Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions (AIFSFTI) was organized. Dr. Anshu Kataria, President and Sri R S Munirathinam, Chief Patron addressed the meeting and urged central Government to save the small dying self financing technical institutions of India.
Sri R S Munirathinam, Chief Patron while discussing about faculty ratio said that KAW committee has recommended faculty ratio as 1:25, where in AICTE, the prescribed ratio is 1:15. Munirathinam requested HRD to consider the request of KAW committee and fix the faculty ratio as 1:25.
Sri K V K Rao, General Secretarywhile speaking said that there should be level playing field for all type of Institutions including Private Universities, Deemed Universities, Self financed Colleges etc. He said that as AICTE, Indian Nursing Council (INC), Dental Council of India(DCI),Medical Council of India(MCI), Central Council of Indian Medicine(CCIM) etc regulates and allots the intake capacity, admission process, administration process, eligibility process, examination process, syllabi, fee structure etc ofprivate colleges, on the similar pattern private universities a
Rao further said that more than 90% of technical education is being offered by the Private sector but because of many reasons from last 5 years this sector is under big financial crunch.He further said that on one hand there is no upper cap on the intake capacity of the Private Universities while on the other hand technical colleges are fully regulated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
Dr. Anshu Kataria, President while speaking said that many of the organizations have borrowed huge debt to create the infrastructure required to fulfill the records of AICTE, New Delhi. But banks have always been treating this sector as normal commercial sector and used to charge high rate of interest to self financed colleges as well as to the students. Kataria demanded that education sector should be treated as priority sector and colleges should be financed on cheaper rates while students should get interest free education loan.
Kataria further said that considering the diverse syllabus and fee structure prevalent in each and every state the association would urge govt to implement a uniform syllabus and fee structure so as to provide quality education as per the recommendations of The Krishna Committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
It is to be mentioned that the federation has met HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar and Union Minister, Sh. M. Venkaiah Naidu to take up the issues and would soon meet AICTE Chairman, Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe also.
Sri Srini Bhupalam (Telangana), Sri Panduranga Shetty (Karnataka), Sri P Selvaraj (Tamil Nadu), Mr. Lalit Aggarwal (Delhi), Sri K V K Rao (Andhra Pradesh), Sh. T D Esawara Moorthy (Tamil Nadu), Sh. K G Madhu (Kerala), Sh. Rajeev Chand (Maharastra), Sh. Shridhar Singh (Rajastan), Sh. V K Verma (Madhya Pradesh), Sh. Sridhar (Andhra Pradesh) etc were also present.