Rohtak, February 14
More than 49% of Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed) seats remained vacant at self-funded colleges across the state after the recent conclusion of a third council.
According to reports, there were a total of 18,250 seats in 342 self-funded colleges in the state, but only 9,300 seats were filled. A fourth consultation is underway to fill the remaining 8,950 seats.
The lack of interest from applicants and the delay in starting the admissions process are said to be the reasons for this mixed response.
Counseling is conducted by an agency authorized by the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT).
“Majority of the candidates admitted during this session are from other states. primary teachers in public schools has not been done for the last eight years,” said Satish Khola, chairman of the Haryana Self-Finance Private College Association.
He argued that the discontinuation of the course in all the District Institutes for Teacher Education (DIET) two years ago has also caused candidates to think about job opportunities after completing the course. Moreover, the admission process was also delayed this year as the government was considering discontinuing the course, he added.
“A large number of seats will also remain unoccupied after the fourth consultation. Therefore, the authorities should prepare to hold a fifth counseling session,” Khola said. Sunil Bajaj, Deputy Director of SCERT, said that since a huge number of degree holders were not getting government jobs despite passing the Haryana Teachers Eligibility Test, the youths do not weren’t very interested in the course.
“The fourth council is still ongoing. But it remains to be seen how many applicants deposit the admission fee,” a SCERT employee said on condition of anonymity.
1,600 places allocated
The fourth council is still ongoing and 1,600 seats across the state have been awarded to candidates. But it remains to be seen how many applicants drop the admission fee. SCERT employee