KOZHIKODE: Education in India is vastly different in the private and the public sector. While the private sector has no dearth of money, it has been accused by many of commercializing education and taking the students for granted. Thus, there have been demands of controlling the private sector players in the field of Education. This demand seems to have been heard in the state of Kerala.
Prof C Raveendranath, State education minister, declared that autonomous colleges in the private sector will not be sanctioned by the government.
Speaking at an event to celebrate the attainment of NAAC accreditation with A- grade by the Calicut University, Mr. Raveendranath declared that full autonomy will be given to the varsities in the state as far as academic affairs are concerned.
He specially emphasised that the LDF government is against complete autonomy to private universities, new self financing colleges and autonomous colleges in the private sector.
Professor Raveendranath also urged the universities to take up socially-relevant research.
"A lot of research work in private universities is aimed at just getting patents and to make profits out of it. Instead the varsities should focus on research projects which can be of benefit to the society," he stated.
The event also saw the minister inaugurating the new block of the ladies hostel.
While K Mohammed Basheer, Vice Chancellor of the university, presided over the function, MLA Abdul Hameed delivered the keynote address.
The gala event also saw the presence of Pro Vice Chancellor P Mohan, syndicate members, K Vishwanath, K K Haneefa, K Fathimath Zuhara, T P Ahammed , CP Chitra, P M Salahudeen, P Sivadasan, IQAC director M Sabu and Registrar T A Abdul Majeed.