LAST WEEK WE ASKED: Do you think AICTE's move to invite email complaints against colleges will help promote transparency in higher education institutions?
This is a good move but the overall success of the proposition will depend on the way the whole complaint redressal mechanism is enacted. The problems will certainly be exposed but again they need to be acted upon to impart transparency. At the same time maintaining the anonymity of the one making complaints must also be maintained to fool proof the whole setup.
- Prateek Parimal, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA)
Email complaints will help AICTE keep a check on the functioning of the technical institutions in India. This is necessary to regulate the quality of education and ensure that the institutions function in accordance with the laid norms and guidelines. The email complaints provide feedback from students and other stakeholders and gives direct access to the functioning of these institutions at the grassroots level, which can be readdressed to improve the working conditions in the technical institutions.
- Akshay Chadha, NSIT, Delhi.
Inviting email complaints against colleges will only elucidate conundrum pertaining to the concerned people. Such a gambit by AICTE will just provide a bit of help in identifying the mismanagement within institutes to a certain extent. But if transparency needs to be brought in among the higher education institute's just serving to the complaints against the institutes isn't sufficient rather stringent implementation of rules by governing bodies is required.
- Shivam Chhabra, Integral University, Lucknow.
AICTE's move to invite email complaints against colleges will help promote transparency in higher education institutions in the same way as the RTI have on whole of India. Education has turned into full fledged business with industrialists, politicians, and businessmen foraying into this pious field. Private colleges have many management seats which they utilise to earn donations from students and in turn hoodwink them. The one field where we can't afford to have profit making industry is education as it has the potential to transform the society for greater good.
- Nilaya Mitash Shanker, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
The step taken by AICTE is a matter of satisfaction for the society at a large as it will play a great role in removing corrupt practices and favouritism as well as improving quality of higher education. Students and their parents can lodge their complaints without any fear of being the career of the complaining students being spoiled by the institutes. The institutes will not only become more responsive and attentive to the stakeholders but will also march forth to lead in the creation of a vibrant educational system in the country through proper regulation and maintenance of norms.
- Poonam Binaykiya, FPSB India.
The move paves way to address bottlenecks for improving condition of the students as envisaged by AICTE. Most importantly, this would act as a feed forward control system in gauging an institution which has to follow the rules and guidelines, as stipulated. Parents, teachers and students would get the veto power when this particular initiative is reached to them. So, AICTE has to take suitable measures by making it visible in and around the institution's campus thereby, reaching all the stakeholders for achieving the objective of transparency and improving condition of students.
- R. Geethanjali Janani, Saveetha Management School (SMS).
Due to lack of reliable knowledge, many young minds are diverted to B-schools which fail to fulfill their promises and the future of these students moves towards a darker side.A move to invite email complaints against colleges from students will bring a ground reality in the eyes of AICTE and thus AICTE can take harsh steps towards these college.These steps can also become the footsteps of other education boards but AICTE should also see that these complaint are supported by solid proof .
- Harsh Mehta, St. Kabir Institute of Professional Studies, Ahmedabad.
Inviting email complaints will not make our education system transparent because it will be used as tool by AICTE to show off of transparency in system with only students left with the real field knowledge. I think government needs to take some crude steps such as taxing money making institutes more rather than taking such baby steps.
- Daxesh Patel, NIPER, Mohali.
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