On a day Utkal College, the biggest and oldest state-controlled college of Odisha improved its rating in Nationwide Institutional Rating Framework from 96 final yr to 87 this yr, the Comptroller and Auditor Basic of India stated the college has failed to supply profession counselling and placement to college students.
The CAG report titled “Outcomes in Larger Training within the State”, tabled within the state Meeting on Thursday stated Utkal College spent solely ₹0.29 lakh of ₹17 lakh it acquired for the reason that Placement Cell was began in March 2017.
“There was lower than optimum functioning and, in lots of instances, there was an entire absence of placement and profession counselling cells and job gala’s at check checked universities and faculties. On a median, 26.10 per cent (2014-19) college students of the college might get placements by way of placements cells/job gala’s,” the report stated.
The CAG report stated that for enhancing the efficiency of scholars within the Civil Companies Examination, the college acquired ₹30 lakh and performed coaching for 2 batches comprising 60 college students every in 2017-18, nonetheless, none of them certified within the Civil Companies examination. It was noticed that the scheme was initiated with out a detailed implementation plan because the college had neither appointed a course coordinator for the teaching centre nor engaged skilled trainers,” the report identified.
The CAG audit was performed between October 2019 and January 2020 protecting the interval from 2014-15 to 2018-19 at Utkal College and North Odisha College, each state-controlled universities. Out of a complete 299 faculties underneath these universities, 32 have been chosen for check examine.
The audit report identified that Utkal College and North Odisha College facilitated the position of 1,089 and 70 college students respectively by way of job gala’s. In Utkal College, of the whole enrolled college students, the share of scholars who certified in numerous aggressive examinations ranged between 2.23 and 27.10 per cent throughout 2014-19, besides in 2015-16 when it was 40.19 per cent. The CAG has stated that on common, 26.10 per cent (2014-19) college students of Utkal College and three.79 per cent (2014-19) college students of North Odisha College might get placements by way of placements cells/job gala’s.
The report stated in Utkal College, towards a sanctioned energy of 232 lecturers, solely 144 have been posted whereas in North Odisha College, towards a sanctioned energy of 67 lecturers, there have been solely 44 lecturers.
By the way, Odisha larger schooling minister Arun Sahoo on Thursday advised the state meeting that not less than 1,007 educating posts have been mendacity vacant within the state with Ravenshaw College having the utmost variety of vacancies at 188, adopted by 126 in Rajendra college, 112 in Kalahandi College, 101 in Rama Devi Girls’s College within the educating class.
Equally, 80 educating posts in Berhampur College, 76 posts in North Odisha College, 66 posts in Gangadhar Meher College, 61 posts in Sambalpur College, 42 posts in Fakir Mohan College and 29 posts in Shri Jagannath Sanskrit College have been vacant.
The CAG audit stated there was no long run imaginative and prescient on the a part of the division of upper schooling of the state to supply a steady supporting mechanism for the scholars and enhance outcomes.
“Curricular points are the mainstay of any academic establishment and embody curriculum design, improvement, enrichment, planning and implementation. Syllabi of 18 out of 42 topics in Utkal College and North Odisha College discovered that syllabi of 15 topics weren’t revised, although due for revision. In North Odisha College, solely 1 / 4 of programs focussed on employability and never a single value-added course was launched in any of the test-checked larger academic establishments,” the report stated.