The east municipal company has launched a particular drive to boost the admission course of in its colleges and asked all its teachers to enrol at the least 20 college students every of their respective institutes by September 30, together with it as a criterion of their annual efficiency evaluation report (APAR).
The south Delhi municipal company had launched an identical drive in August to enhance enrolment in its colleges.
HT had on August 15 reported how the three civic our bodies — east, south and north– are having fewer admissions this 12 months. The north, east and south firms run 765, 365, and 581 colleges, respectively, and cater to youngsters up to class 5.
In an order issued to all principals of its colleges earlier this week, the east MCD’s training division mentioned, “As per the practice, an extensive drive is undertaken by the principals/teachers of the EDMC schools at the end of March every year for the enrolment of students. However, keeping in view of the prevailing situation of lockdown in March/April in the country due Covid-19, the practice could not be conducted during the current year affecting the enrolment of new students in the schools.”
Every 12 months, the admissions begin in April however this 12 months it had begun in July due the pandemic and lockdown.
The east MCD directed its zonal training officers to take steps for optimum enrolment in its colleges. “All heads of schools and teachers to conduct an extensive drive in catchment areas of their respective schools and to make an extra effort for new admissions, and at least 20 new admissions per teacher by 30.09.2020,” the order mentioned.
Alka Sharma, further commissioner east MCD, mentioned the civic physique has added the “enrolment of new students” as a standards to the annual evaluation report of teachers.
“After observing fewer admissions this year, we decided to launch the drive. We engaged all our contractual teachers in the drive and linked it as a criterion in their assessment report. We have around 4,000 teachers and if all of them get at least 20 new students each, we will have sufficient admissions this year,” she mentioned.
The south civic physique mentioned an identical drive proved to achieve success for his or her colleges. Mukesh Suryan, the chairperson of the south civic physique’s training committee, mentioned, “We managed to get over 84,000 new admissions in the last one month. We are expecting to cross one lakh by the end of this month. Before the drive, we were struggling. Since the 20 admission per teacher criteria is linked to their performance assessment, each and every one is participating in the drive with a lot of enthusiasm.”
Ramnivas Solanki, president of the Delhi municipal company teachers’ affiliation, mentioned teachers don’t have any challenge with linking admissions with APAR. “If there are fewer admissions, the probability of engaging guest or contractual teachers will be less. We should all work together to get as many new admissions as possible. The north MCD should also launch a drive like this,” he mentioned.
A senior official on the north MCD mentioned, “Our teachers are already working on boosting the admission process in our schools. There is no plan to link it with APAR as of now.”