Thursday, December 13, 2012

BJP neglected technical colleges: Cong

Ahmedabad: Technical education in the state has been relegated to the backburner by the chief minister during his 10-year rule, the Congress has said.
    “In 2002 there was a shortage of 505 lecturers in the state, today the shortage is 1,704 lecturers in government colleges,” claimed Congress spokesperson, Manish Doshi.
    Doshi alleged that the state government's inefficiency had led to several institutes including polytechnics and engineering colleges functioning without a full-time principal. He said that during his 10 years rule, Modi allowed colleges to function with just four fulltime principals between 16 engineering colleges. There are 159 vacancies in the 253 sanctioned posts for heads of department. He claimed that in the lecturer cate gory, against 2,451 sanctioned posts, 1,704 were vacant.
    He said, in the absence of professors and lecturers, students were not given quality education. He said corruption was at its peak during BJP rule. He also said that the government has given preference to self-financed colleges and ruined the quality of education in government colleges.