Calicut University to approach HC against NCTE cancelling licence for teacher training institutes

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Kozhikode: Calicut University plans to approach the High Court against National Council for Teacher Education for dismissing its appeal over cancelling the licence of teacher training institutes. The university argues that the NCTE did not hear its version before deciding on the appeal.

The southern regional committee of NCTE had cancelled permission to run 11 centres of the university in November 2021 citing non-adherence to its 2014 norms, including the ones for buildings and faculty qualifications.

The university filed an appeal which was rejected by the regional committee on Monday.

“We were given just eight minutes to elaborate on the qualification of the faculties during the appeal hearing. They did not let us show the presentation we had prepared. Neither did they consider the documents submitted,” said Dr A Yusuf, Director of the Self-financing Courses.

He added that the university will ensure that the students do not suffer. All centres have followed the NCTE norms, he reiterated. The issues kick-started when the university failed to submit an affidavit in 2014 stating that we have followed the norms. We did it later, along with an apology, Yusuf said. The university cannot dismiss the faculties who joined before 2014. All the recruitments after 2014 have followed the new norms, he said.

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