150 Colleges to delink from Mumbai University
State Education Department has issued notice to 150 – odd colleges in Gujarat to end their affiliation with Mumbai – based Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey ( SNDT ) Women’s University.
The colleges have been directed to apply for affiliation to Gujarat universities which are nearest to them. The state education department has also written to all the universities in Gujarat to give affiliation to these colleges on a priority basis so that the students studying there do not suffer.
The state education department notification follows a recent court order directing all Gujarat – based colleges affiliated with SNDT University to seek affiliation with local universities here. The order came after a college approached the Gujarat high court saying that it was not being given No Objection Certificate ( NOC ) by the state to facilitate affiliation with SNDT varsity.
The court said that SNDT University was in Maharashtra and there was no need for the colleges of Gujarat to be affiliated with it. These colleges should ideally be affiliated with local universities. There are 100 BEd colleges and and 50 – odd colleges running courses like business administration, bachelor in commerce in the state that were affiliated to SNDT University.