JEE : Dept violates own rules

Each of the three coaching institutes- Access, School of Science and School of Studies have been awarded with 13 ‘potential’ students for the joint entrance examination for 2014.

While Access and School of Science are having good track records in providing coaching to the students of joint entrance examinations, School of Studies has no such previous experience.

In the expression of interest published in newspaper on October 2, 2013, the department had clearly mentioned, “Reputed and experienced coaching centres’’ and “Previous records of performance”. Interestingly, School of Studies floated by some retired bureaucrats has no previous records of performance in providing coaching to joint entrance aspirations.

In spite of the clearly mentioned conditions, the department awarded 13 SC students to School of Studies which appears to be a step of favouritism. Notwithstanding, the department did not mention on what basis equal distribution of students was effected among three coaching centre.

Selected students were asked to join the coaching class by November itself but reports said no student turn up for the class as they are busy with preparing upcoming text examination for board examination (XII).

Earlier, students used to start their coaching class well before the Durga puja but everything looks changing in the regime of Ratan Bhowmik and RM Malakar. Unlike previous occasion, no OBC student is being selected for joint entrance coaching showing the Left Front government’s care for OBC community.

There are allegations some dealing clerks in association with the head of the department is indulging in malpractice in the name of different sort of coaching ventures. Lot of public fund is being spent by the department each year which is of no used at all. However, Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, people say, turned blind eye on the malpractice in the name of coaching for joint entrance and other competitive examinations.