The inspection of a private polytechnic Gauri Shankar Memorial Polytechnic at Arki, carried out by the State Private Educational Institutions Regulatory Commission following complaints of poor performance has revealed glaring shortcomings in infrastructure, faculty and facilities.

As per the inspection report of the commission, Polytechnic was woefully short of infrastructure, faculty, facilities and result. Of the 215 students who appeared in five diploma engineering stream examinations in the first semester from July to November 2011, only three passed.

One student each passed in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering and none in automobile and electronics and communication engineering. In the third semester examination, only seven of the 242 students passed all studying civil engineering. The results of the other five streams were zero per cent, whereas in the fifth semester 30 out of the 242 students passed the examination. In all, the pass percentage was zero in eight and less than 7 per cent in five of the 16 semester examinations.

The inspection was carried out after the commission found the reply of the institution authorities to the notice issued on the basis of a complaint not to be satisfactory. In the inspection it found that the institution was short of faculty. It was revealed that there were only 28 faculty members though as per norms of the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) it should have strength of 50 faculty members.

Even the institution had reported 49 teachers to the AICTE and it is also revealed that the post of principal was also vacant. In another revelation it’s found that the authorities had collected the fees for the second semester, from January to May, in November, before the declaration of results of the previous semester. It included amalgamated fund and development fund, but separate accounts were not maintained.

The Regulatory commission has served a notice on the institution authorities to comply with regulatory norms within a month or face action.