The recent shocks in education sector may not be enough to digest as new controversies related to education seem to be erupting every new second. Where news regarding fake degrees was grabbing attention across the country, the existence of an entire institution in various places has been brought into question. The sensation of the former news has been taken over by a new one where the state government of Madhya Pradesh has asked the All India Council for Technical Education to close 16 ITIs running in the state, TOI reports.
An investigation was conducted that revealed that as many as 350 Industrial Training Institute (ITIs) are bogus that are providing fake degrees across the state. The confirmation was given by the Minister of State for school education, Deepak Joshi, who revealed that it was through the investigations that the reality was brought to the fore. The preliminary reports suggested that out of the 707 ITIs functioning in the state, 350 were found fake. The matter has been taken quite seriously by the government who has further pressed for more details of such institutions. Moreover, in this matter, more probe reports are awaited.
The Minister of state for school education has said,” We have received initial reports about 350 fake ITIs. We have written to AICTE for closure of 16 of these ITIs while also seeking stringent action against them. We will ask AICTE to close the remaining 334 fake institutions only after receiving their final report.” The education sector has already received several blows in a row with cases of fake appearances and deceptive manner of exams. Amidst such heated scenario, the probe to ascertain more about such institutions would be imminently stringent.
The other drawback in this case is the blow to the status of ITI due to which the minister has assured that the list of these ITIs will be brought in the public domain. The government colleges are in the line of plan instead of these fake institutions. Earlier in 2015, the state government had announced 25 ITIs, of which 22 were supposed to be opened in tribal development blocks. Few areas, for the purpose of development, have also been identified, like Banda in Sagar district, Badwara in Katni district, Majhauli in Sidhi district, Sardarpur, Gandhwani, Bakaner (Umarvan) and Dahi in Dhar district, Thandla, Meghnagar and Rama in Jhabua district, Sondwa, Bhikangaon and Goganwa in Alirajpur district, Sendhwa, Rajpur, Thikri and Pansemal in Barwani district, Bajna in Ratlam district, Karahal in Sheopur district, Gohparu in Shahdol district, Bhimpur and Shahpur in Betul district, Harrai in Chhindwara district, Bichhiya in Mandla district and Birsa, where the ITIs will be opened.