Lucknow: Students who stammer or have an infectious skin disease will no longer be given admission to B.Ed and M.Ed courses in the Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU) in Meerut which happens to be the biggest in the state.
The CCSU website mentions that these diseases might be a hindrance in the proper functioning of the teacher. Dr P.K. Misra, dean of arts faculty, said, “Norms on this issue already existed but had not been enforced in education degree courses. From now on, it will be strictly enforced,” he said.
Dr Misra further said, “B.Ed and M.Ed are professional courses and after passing them, one opts for a career as a teacher. If someone taking this course cannot hear properly or stammers, how can he or she be expected to conduct a classroom? Similarly, infectious skin disease can lead to infection among children.”
Online registration for the M.Ed course at the university opened on December 12 and over 1,000 seats are available in 36 colleges affiliated to CCSU. The dean admitted that till now, the CCSU had adopted a lackadaisical approach in these issues.
There are norms laid down by the University and the UGC which prevent admission of students who stutter or have skin diseases but in previous years, the self-financed colleges offered admission without seeking medical certificates. This time will have to produce a fitness certificate....