44 colleges in Bihar in poor condition
According to a recently conducted grading by higher education department, about 44 government colleges in the state of Bihar are on ventilator. Seven parameters were taken into consideration for the grading, which were curriculum, teaching-learning and evaluation, research, consultancy and extension, infrastructure and learning resources, student support and progression, governance, leadership and management and innovations and best practices. The state has around 390 colleges in all. The grading was done for only 250 colleges. Only colleges which were functioning for more than 5 years were chosen for grading. Of the 250 colleges graded, grade A was given only to 17 colleges, grade B was given to 100 colleges and grade c was given to 89 colleges.
The objective behind grading was to create an authentic data on the current condition of the colleges.
To facilitate the grading process, different teams comprising of three members each were formed in districts. Members included English teachers, librarians and others. The compilation of data took almost a month’s time. The colleges with Grade D were the ones where immediate attention was needed. These colleges are mostly in rural areas.
Some of the colleges with grade A are MVM, MLB and Sarojini Naidu Girls College. Four colleges in Bhopal district were given grade D. Sagar dstrict, among all the others, did not have a college with the lowest grade and Rewa district ranked the lowest with no college receiving grade A.