Jamshedpur: Degree colleges of Kolhan University are struggling with the new assignment of running their Intermediate departments. Due to the commencement of Intermediate courses in these colleges, the administration of each college is required to carry out various tasks related to admissions, conducting regular classes and taking exams. This is taking a toll on the academic activities and other basic administrative works, sources said.
Dr BN Prasad, Principal of Jamshedpur Workers College said a separate and stronger infrastructure is required for running the Intermediate courses in a full-fledged and effective manner. Running Intermediate and Degree courses on the same campus is a difficult task, he said.
Dr Usha Shukla, Principal of Graduate College, too, favoured separating Intermediate department from Degree colleges. She said the Intermediate department requires a separate and dedicated college.
Every year, around 24,000 students get enrolled in Intermediate courses in East Singhbhum. Despite taking huge fees, Jharkhand Academic Council has failed to make separate arrangements for Intermediate studies. UGC has already made it mandatory for universities to keep Intermediate courses separate from degree courses.