Maharashtra Education

It’s time for Maharashtra State to shut integrated Colleges. The education minister said that in the name of integrated courses actual coaching classes are taking place. So the government has decided to close all institutes and junior colleges offering the integrated course.

Vinod Tawde, Maharashtra education minister, has announced that the government is about to shut down all junior colleges which are started by owners of coaching classes. In that colleges, a standard teaching is going on in the name of integrated course.

“The Education Department had noticed that some students with high score in class 10 took admission to some ordinary college.…we found later that these students have taken admission in colleges set up by private coaching classes,” he said

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Few Colleges offers integrated courses where actual teaching is done in coaching classes itself. Minister said that government decided to close down if such colleges charge the high fee.

Colleges are not providing proper education to students. They are just interested in earning money. For name sake, every student is taking college admission for just attending class 12th exams. They are taking coaching outside the college to get good marks.

Tawde has taken few measures to known whether students are attending college or not. He announced to place bio-metric entry gates for electronic attendance. This helps to improve attendance in next academic year. The government is keeping a lot of efforts to bridge the gap between Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, central board of secondary education and state board..

The syllabuses are almost same, he noted. “But our curriculum is divided….class 9th course is not taught in class 10th. In other boards, subjects are taught holistically.We are making some changes to bridge the gap between the state board and the CBSE,” Tawde said.