Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 7:
The Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE) has uploaded its report on the existing infrastructure in 317 self-financing Plus Two colleges in Odisha on its website.
In its report uploaded on its website www.chseodisha.nic.in, the Council has stated that of the 317 Plus Two self-financing colleges, three of them are running without any name while eight colleges are closed of which one college has no student.
It may be mentioned that the CHSE had sent 20 teams to verify the infrastructure of these colleges. During verification, the team had found three colleges—Kiran Science College, Bhubaneswar, Biju Patnaik Women’s Science College at Debendrapur in Mayurbhanj district and Bharati Science Junior College— have no entity. The locals in these area had informed the team that these colleges which were opened in their locality had been closed down.
Besides, eight other colleges—Oscar College of Science and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Royal School of Management and Technology, Bhubaneswar, Subas Science College, Bhubaneswar, ST Xavier International School, Bhubaneswar and Vikash Residential College, Bhubaneswar, Gandhi Junior College, Khordha, Lunar Junior College and Pratik Science College in Sambalpur—have been closed.
There are no students in Gurukul Times College in Sonepur district though the infrastructure of this college is somewhat manageable.
Barring Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar, infrastructure in none of the remaining self-financing colleges is up to the mark, the report added.
According to CHSE chairman Prof Basudev Chhatoi, infrastructure of 25 colleges are partly alright as per the report prepared by the committee of the Council. Besides, more than 60 colleges, which had taken permission from the Higher Education department between 2008 and 2013 to open their institute are still running in rented houses. Besides, 120 colleges have no full-fledged library and laboratory.
“The Council has uploaded the facts on the state of infrastructure of these colleges during verification by the committee. If any of these colleges have any complaints or opinion in this regard, they can inform the Council within 10 days after which the Council would submit its report to the Higher Education department,” he added.