Affiliation Of 350 Colleges At Risk As Savitribai Phule Pune University Takes Action

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Pune, 2nd July 2023: The affiliation of around 350 colleges affiliated with Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) is at risk. Every year, these colleges submit a bond to the university to address operational shortfalls. However, action is now being taken against colleges that have failed to rectify these deficiencies. The university will establish a committee of experts to make a decision in this matter.


The new National Education Policy (NEP) aims to grant autonomy to colleges and the establishment of group universities. To achieve this, every college needs adequate educational facilities and a sufficient number of professors. In light of this, the university is conducting a comprehensive assessment of all affiliated colleges.


Savitribai Phule Pune University oversees districts including Pune, Ahmednagar, and Nashik. Unfortunately, the university has identified numerous policy violations in many colleges within these districts. Consequently, the university asserts that colleges must be evaluated according to the new education policy.


To scrutinize the conditions of affiliation, the university is conducting checks. Recently, an academic council meeting was held to discuss this matter. Subsequently, it has been decided to form a committee of experts to investigate these issues. SPPU Vice Chancellor Dr Suresh Gosavi is expected to announce the committee in the coming days.


Each year, approximately 350 colleges in Pune district seek affiliation before the start of the academic year. To obtain affiliation, they are required to submit a bond of Rs 500 to fill principal, professor, and staff positions within six months, as well as provide educational and infrastructural facilities.


However, in reality, colleges have failed to take action in this regard. Consequently, the university has decided to take action against such colleges. Vidya Parishad members have stated that a committee will be formed to assess these colleges, and if necessary, their affiliations will be revoked.


The cancellation of affiliation will be based on several factors, including the absence of educational facilities, insufficient faculty and staff, the lack of a full-time principal, and the absence of laboratories, computer rooms, and libraries.