In a new admission policy released by the state education department, postgraduation applicants for state-based colleges, in the academic session 2016-17, will receive bonus marks for their initiatives in blood donation, book bank and literacy campaigns.
State higher education minister Kali Charan Saraf announced on Thursday that those students who have voluntarily donated blood for three continuous years in a state government-approved hospital can avail 1% bonus marks during the admission process.
“Students will have to present the proof certificates of three years of blood donation to avail the benefit,” said Saraf.
Saraf had announced setting up of book banks and other initiatives such as blood donation camps, literacy campaigns and village adoption on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary in September last year.
Applicants who have helped a minimum of three people in three years to attain literacy will also get the benefit of 0.5% bonus marks.
“Those students who have helped turn three people literate in three years will have to show certificates from literacy department to avail the bonus marks,” said Saraf.
Also, students who have donated their last three years’ academic books to the book bank will get a benefit of 0.5% marks.
“Those students who have donated their books to book banks every year in their college schedule will also get the benefit provided they show a letter from their respective college principal,” said Saraf.