SANGUEM: Don Bosco Agricultural College at Sulcorna Sanguem has not been recognised by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), and the future of the students studying is bleak, claimed Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad.
The organisation has urged the government to support and secure the future of the students who have passed out from this institution.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad’s Avadhut Khuntkar has raised the question that it is an unjustified situation for students here, staying with false hopes since 2015.
At present, the graduated students from this institute have raised the issue at a press conference, while the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad has supported the students.
Don Bosco Agricultural College has been running in Sulcorna since 2015. The school is affiliated with Goa University, but as no agricultural college/university is accredited by the Council of Agricultural Research of India, the degree of the students studying here has no meaning.
ICAR is the apex body coordinating, guiding and managing agricultural research and education across the country under DARE of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer Welfare.
The institute has many rules for getting recognition from the Agricultural Education Institute, but the institute has been unable to get accreditation in the last seven years, students said.
Accreditation is given to accredited agricultural colleges to enable quality human resource development as well as to verify the technical capabilities of agricultural universities.
Classes were taken without accreditation, and four batches of undergraduate students from the college have inadvertently passed with undergraduate education.
The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad had also asked the college not to play with the students’ future. Still, even then, the college management said that the process was underway and the college would be recognised in the future.
To get accreditation, the college must have the necessary facilities and a number of permanent teachers.
Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sanghatana is also supporting the students to resolve this issue and has shown readiness to launch a big agitation if the demands are not met.
When efforts were made to enquire with the college management, the management was not ready to talk about it, said Avadhut Khuntkar of the council.