Lucknow University: 12 colleges distance themselves from skill degree courses

Lucknow University: 12 colleges distance themselves from skill degree courses

Only four colleges affiliated to Lucknow University have expressed their desire to start skill degree courses. While a dozen colleges have not shown interest. The major reason behind this is the panel fees for affiliation and inspection.

A letter was issued by the government to start skill degree courses in 17 government and aided colleges affiliated to LU for NIRF ranking through CRISP. LU also granted permission to start BBA Retail, Healthcare, Logistics and BSc Tourism and Hospitality courses in 16 colleges. This decision also got the approval of the Academic Council and the Executive Council. After which the colleges had to apply for affiliation by Friday but only four colleges have applied. It includes three government and one private colleges. While major colleges of the city like KKC, Shia PG College, Navyug Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Kalicharan PG College, Karamat and IT College backed out from starting the courses.

Subhash Chandra Bose Women’s PG College and Goyal Institute have applied for BBA Retail while DDU Girls and Deen Dayal have also applied for affiliation.

LU will increase relations with SAARC countries
LU has set out to foster strong academic and research ties with SAARC countries, including student and faculty exchange programmes, twinning, dual and joint degrees, research, joint conferences and seminars, cultural exchange.

Withdrawal due to affiliation fee
Principals say that on behalf of LU, all other colleges except government colleges were asked to deposit affiliation fee of Rs 1 lakh and Rs 30 thousand for inspection. The funded colleges are not able to collect so much money.

● KKC, Shia, Navyug, Kalicharan and IT Colleges withdrew their hands
● Three government and one private colleges sought affiliation to start the course.

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