The deficit of students or the surplus teachers in J&K’s Higher Education department has caused disproportionate Teacher Pupil Ratio (TPR), creating adverse effect on quality education.
According to the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) 2018-10, J&K has 1:36 and 1:26 TPR in regular and distance mode, and regular mode respectively in all institutions.
However, Commissioner Secretary to Government Higher Education department, Talat Parvez Rohella told Rising Kashmir that the institutions were supposed to have a TPR of 1:65.
“In general, the TPR for higher education should be around 1:65. I think we have enough teaching staff as of now,” he said.
Talat said the TPR for undergraduate courses was 1:60 and 1:30 for postgraduate courses.
The AISHE report reads that J&K has a TPR of 1:53 in regular and distance mode courses and 1:37 in regular mode among the universities and colleges of J&K.
Likewise, in the universities and its constituent units, the J&K’s Higher Education department has a TPR of 1:62 in regular and distance mode courses and 1:14 in regular mode courses.
The report reads that in J&K a total of 4153 lecturers and assistant professors were in universities and colleges.
Besides, 141 demonstrators and tutors are also posted in these institutions.