Thiruvananthapuram: The higher education department issued an order making Parent Teacher Association mandatory in private, aided arts and science colleges in the state.
The PTA constituted as per government guidelines will be able to contribute to the administrative and academic activities of colleges, betterment of basic amenities, discipline etc.
The chairman would be principal whereas the administrative committee secretary, treasurer posts would be held by permanent faculties of the college while the vice president, joint secretary posts would be held by representatives from parents.
Also the maximum amount collected to PTA would be equal to the tuition fee.
It is expected that this move would help to establish the participation of teachers, parents in the activities of self-financing colleges.