Established on July 1, 1927, the Agra College was renamed as Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar College of Agra in 1996 by then chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati. The college has been working with out a full-time vice-chancellor for the previous one 12 months. The paper leaks through the ongoing exams and the lengthy anticipate marksheets and levels are a number of the challenges earlier than the brand new minister for larger schooling, Yogendra Upadhaya, himself an alumnus of the college and three-time MLA from Agra south.
This college in Agra has proud legacy of getting given two prime ministers together with late Atal Behari Vajpayee and Late Chaudhary Charan Singh moreover the current president of India, Ram Nath Kovind, former vice-president Shankar Dayal Sharma and nationwide safety advisor Ajeet Doval to call a number of illustrious alumni of the college.
The college which as soon as unfold to the United Province of Agra and Oudh, central India and Rajputana, is now confined to Agra division. Earlier all Aligarh schools have been affiliated to it. Aligarh now has its personal Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh College moreover the celebrated central college, Aligarh Muslim College. Naturally, Aligarh schools at the moment are affiliated to the Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh College.
The college caters to about 5 lakh college students enrolled in 10 homeopathic schools in Uttar Pradesh, 17 state schools, 39 aided schools, 940 self-financed schools, 20 medical and dental schools for 64 tutorial programs in 15 schools and has efficiently organised 87 convocations with dignitaries of reputation in attendance.
Await a full-time V-C
The college has been ready for a full-time, resident vice-chancellor since July 5, 2021, when Uttar Pradesh governor and chancellor Anandiben Patel eliminated then vice-chancellor Ashok Kumar Mittal and a three-member committee headed by a retired choose was requested to probe alleged prices together with that of corruption in opposition to Mittal.
Vice-chancellor of Lucknow College, prof Alok Kumar Rai, was given extra cost as officiating vice-chancellor of the college in Agra and he was changed by prof Vinay Kumar Pathak who too took cost as officiating vice-chancellor in January this 12 months.
The commercial calling for functions for the appointment of a full-time vice-chancellor was printed in March and March 31, 2022, was the final date for sending in functions. The method is but to be accomplished.
“When I was the vice-chancellor, a full day working around the week was brief. In such a state of affairs, it have to be fairly robust for an officiating vice-chancellor to handle affairs whereas being in one other metropolis and attending this college on weekends,” stated professor GC Saxena, an alumnus of Agra college, school member, principal of RBS School in Agra, and former vice-chancellor of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar College whereas stressing the necessity for a full-time resident vice-chancellor for the college.
Issues haven’t been very encouraging previously few many years and even college students in Agra now desire Dayalbagh Academic Institute (DEI) a deemed college, recognized for its self-discipline and tutorial excellence over Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar College of Agra. The downslide of the college has additionally led to mind drain to schools within the NCR (nationwide capital area) with Delhi offering the most effective of schooling.
“What a pupil seeks are common courses, common classes, well timed exams and well timed outcomes adopted by correct marksheet and diploma. For the sake of comparability, Dayalbagh Academic Institute (DEI) in Agra offers all these, and sadly, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar College failed in these areas checked out by college students. Apart from, the situations of pretend marksheets have additional tarnished the picture of the college,” prof Saxena stated.
“Now with the implementation of the New Training Coverage, college students have to look in semester exams however as they put together for the second semester, the result’s but to be declared for the primary semester. The college must replace and there is a chance as a result of about 400 schools in Aligarh division are to be affiliated to the Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh College which is able to scale back the load by half for the college in Agra however sources obtainable would stay the identical,” steered the veteran academician of the area.
College students at loss
“On any given day, on the workplace premises on Paliwal Park campus of the college, one can discover a whole lot of scholars braving the scorching warmth to get marksheets, levels pending for years. A lot of them are there for correction within the marksheet and levels as a result of both their identify or father’s identify or different particulars are wrongly spelled and incorrectly talked about, due to the callous method by college employees” stated prof Saxena.
“Mark sheets present RD (consequence detained) or MW (Marks Waited) simply because schools or centres fail to offer marks or attendance for principle or sensible exams undertaken by a pupil. Errors are intentionally made in marksheets and levels for ulterior motives” complained a pupil on the Paliwal Park premises of the college.
“It’s unlucky that the college with such an excellent previous misplaced all its identify and fame in a number of many years. The rampant corruption, delay prompted in issuing of levels and marksheets, lack of placements, scarcity of college members particularly in residential wing working with visitor lecturers proceed as unresolved menaces,” stated Amit Singh, a former NSUI chief and current state secretary for the Congress Celebration. The residential wing of the college contains numerous departments and programs working below direct management of the college.
Scams associated to faux levels together with one associated to the B Ed course had reached the excessive courtroom in Allahabad. Incidents of pretend marksheets devalued the diploma of Agra college leaving college students at loss.
A ray of hope
A ray of hope emerged after an alumnus of the college and three-time BJP MLA from Agra south, Yogendra Upadhaya, was named cupboard minister for larger schooling, science and expertise, electronics and data expertise within the current state authorities.
Nonetheless, it could not be a cake stroll for Upadhaya who now faces an uphill activity to appropriate the wrongs of the previous few many years which did the college no good.
College students who appeared in exams earlier than 2015 nonetheless await their marksheets and levels. Just lately, 4 of the continued college exams have been rescheduled after two query papers of Zoology and Maths have been leaked earlier this month.
Authorities at Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar College of Agra have their very own claims because the college is all set to bounce again after what all was misplaced through the pandemic. Prof Pradeep Sridhar, spokesperson of the Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar College of Agra, stated that numerous steps have been taken to minimise the issues confronted by college students in getting their levels and marksheets.
“For the length 2015 until 2020, we have now distributed 7,35,000 levels and have given 11,85,672 marksheets that are uploaded to Digilocker. All of the marksheets for 2015 – 2020 have reached respective schools. Helpdesks have been created to assist out college students,” claimed Sridhar.
“We’re planning to introduce 135 skilled programs. In the meantime, exams for the primary semester below the brand new schooling coverage have been held and outcomes are within the means of being launched as we gear up for the second semester. The location cell has been activated and 900 college students have benefitted from it,” he stated.
“Now we have operational and modernised libraries in any respect 4 campuses of the college in Agra. Efficient measures are being taken to verify incidents of paper leak and Radio Frequency Identification Machine (RIFD) are being positioned in sturdy rooms the place query papers are saved at centres with management with the college. The affiliation of the school concerned within the paper leak in Acchnera has been revoked and an enquiry has been ordered,” stated prof Sridhar, including that the method is on for recruitment of full-time lecturers to fulfill the scarcity of college members.