Bihar school examination board decided to suspend the affiliation 36 schools and colleges in total as they were found guilty of non-complying with the prescribed norms and criteria which are required to run these institutes.
"The Board has decided to suspend the affiliation of 36 schools and colleges for their failure to comply with the prescribed norms for running the institutions. These schools and colleges failed to adhered to the criteria and norms set by the Board on which they had taken affiliation," BSEB chairman Anand Kishore said in a release here.
These schools and colleges have also been served show-cause notices asking them to explain why their recognition should not be cancelled, Kishore said, adding that the institutions have to reply within 15 days.
The Board was conducting an inquiry about schools and colleges which have been granted affiliation in past two years, he said.
Schools which were granted affiliation during the tenure of tainted former BSEB chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh were under the scanner.
The institutions were among the 212 schools and colleges in 31 districts which were being probed by a committee constituted by district magistrates to check whether they complied with the 18 criteria fixed by the Board to run educational institutions, Kishore said.
Out of 212 institutions, the Board has so far received reports about 150 schools and colleges, and of these the affiliation of 88 institutions has been cancelled, he further added.
He also that students studying in these schools and colleges will be admitted to nearby campuses for studying under special circumstances.