Agartala: Jan 18: AISEC staged a demonstration in front of Shiksha Bhavan on Thursday demanding that students be taught Bengali and other important subjects in MBB University. Asit Das, the state secretary of the organization, said that several inconsistencies have arisen in the haste to launch the National Education Policy-2020 in the higher education sector of the state. It has left thousands of students studying in state colleges without direction, introduced four year degree course instead of three year degree course.
But the semester wise syllabus has not been formulated in a planned and well organized manner. The syllabus of each semester is not being completed within the stipulated time and no college has the required number of permanent professors for each subject. Attempts are being made to conduct lectures mainly through guest professors in state colleges.
Colleges don’t even have classes every day for every subject. There is no plan to appoint subject-wise permanent professors in colleges. Moreover, colleges and universities have increased various types of fees in a way that is burdensome to common students. As a result, the future of high school students of the state is heading towards darkness. Moreover, no branch has been opened till now for many important subjects including Bengali in MBB University. Master’s degree courses were introduced in six degree colleges of the state, which are on the verge of closure due to lack of professors and infrastructure. The Tripura branch of the All India Save Education Committee submitted a memorandum to the Director of the Higher Education Department of the State Government with a six-point demand for this situation of higher education in the state. A protest meeting in support of the demands was held in front of the Shiksha Bhavan before handing over the manuscripts, said Asit Das, state secretary of the organization. He urged everyone including students-teachers-parents to build a movement in support of these demands and demand the cancellation of ‘National Education Policy-2020’.