JAMMU, 26th June: During a meeting of members of FORCE (Forum of Recognized Colleges of Education), held here today under the chairmanship of Th GS Charak, former minister and head of the organization, various issues and problems private colleges of education were highlighted.
At the start, the General Secretary, MS Katoch, listed the agenda items, which included the discussion of NAAC, NEP 2020 and NCTE accreditation, in addition to other important matters.
All the members gave their valuable suggestions regarding the functioning of the college in the province of Jammu. The common issues that were discussed were the problems faced by the colleges in different wards, in addition to the lack of support from various other authorities to address some pressing issues facing the colleges of education in Jammu province.
Finally, it was decided that a committee of core members will prepare a list of issues to be taken up with the University of Jammu and the Department of Higher Education for their redress.
It was also decided at the meeting that the NEP 2020 workshop will be organized shortly to update member colleges on new trends in the education sector. Prior to the conclusion of the meeting, Th GS Charak formed a five-member committee for action and highlighting issues critical to the smooth running of the Forum.
Eminent members present at the meeting included Vidhi S Singh (National College of Education), Dr SP Suri (Calliiope College of Education), Arun Kumar Sharma (Galaxy College of Education), Dr Aditi Gupta (MIER College of Education), Ashok Khajuria (Bhartiya College of Education), Samar Dev Singh Charak (Dogra College of Education), Manmeet Singh (Ranjeet College of Education), Rajni Koul (Sai Shyam College of Education), Pardeep Singh (Bhim Singh College of Education), Vishav Bharti Sharma (Trikuta College of Education), SK Puri (Vaishno Devi College of Education), GP Singh (Sher.-e-Kashmir College of Education), Rita Kumari (KC Gurukul College of Education), Vineet Dubey (Adm Officer) and others .