New Delhi: The Central government Monday set up a four-member committee headed by additional secretary (higher education) Sunil Kumar to attract quality teachers to the higher education sector. The committee will try to set up a national corps of research fellows and encourage the concept of roaming professors.
It was decided in a roundtable chaired by human resource development minister Kapil Sibal. The committee will also ask higher educational institutes to award deserving candidates in teaching so that the profession looks attractive. It was also decided that the HRD ministry will set up a research park in collaboration with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, where academicians will do research alongside industries. The land for the park will be provided by CSIR and HRD ministry will collaborate with industries for the purpose.
Prashant K Nanda
New Delhi: Teachers inflicting corporal punishment should be denied increments, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) recommended Monday and advised states set up child right cells in all schools.
NCPCR issued the guideline for dealing with violence in schools. It said that the school management and the principal should be held responsible for corporal punishment in schools. It also advised removal of the principal and vice principal of La Martinere School in Kolkata where corporal punishment led to the death of a student early this year.
The commission, which is also the official monitor of the right to education act, urged the states to place systems and structures in all schools so that matters related to discipline and punishment are dealt with in a continuous and comprehensive fashion by all concerned and do not result in tragic outcomes.
Prashant K Nanda