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Technical institutes told to build hostels for SC/ST students

HT Correspondent  Chandigarh, July 08, 2013
First Published: 20:54 IST(8/7/2013) | Last Updated: 20:54 IST(8/7/2013)

The Punjab government has told all government and aided technical institutes in the state to build hostels for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) students in their respective institutions which are availing facilities provided by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

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Stating this here on Monday, an official spokesman said the AICTE had come out with a scheme for government and aided institutes approved by the council with more than 150 SC/ST students on their rolls to provide funding of Rs. 2 crore for the construction of hostels. He said this step had been taken to enhance the enrolment of SC/ST students and to improve the quality of education and research capabilities.

The spokesman said all eligible institutes had been directed to avail the scheme for immediate implementation.


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