The Himachal Pradesh BJP has slammed the decision of State Govt and Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) administration for implementing the guidelines of Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). State party president Satpal Singh Satti in his press communiqué said that university administration has implemented RUSA in haste and it will adversely affect the thousands of students of the university.
He accused that university administration hasn’t prepared well before implementing it. BJP leader, who has also started his political career from student wing, feared that RUSA, which was initiated to improve the standard of education, could prove fatal for students.
Satti said that before implementing RUSA, university administration should have talked to educationist and student leaders and should have satiated their grievances and concern with this system.
Earlier, HPU has implemented the guidelines of RUSA and has switched over to semester system for undergraduate course from 2013-14 academic session. The academic and executive council of Himachal Pradesh University have already approved the proposal. With the new system students will have to appear in six half yearly examination for getting degree in Humanities, Science and Commerce courses, instead of three annual examinations for graduation.
There are about 150 degree colleges, including 66 government degree colleges, affiliated to HPU. The semester system would be introduced for B.A, B.Sc and B.Com first year students from this year and switchover would be completed in next three years. With this new system the students will be offered courses under choice-based credit system and the final examination will be conducted by Himachal Pradesh University at the end of every semester.
However, student wings, affiliated with the BJP and leftist were protesting against it and with each passing day they were intensifying their stir resisting implementation of the Rashtriya Uchhtar Shiksha Abhiyan. Even university administration has to deploy the police personnel to maintain law and order on the university campus.