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?Ensure better facilities for poor students?

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked authorities concerned to chalk out an action plan to ensure better facilities of higher studies to students belonging to poor families. Reviewing activities of Higher Education Department at Mantralaya here today, Chief Minister said poor students must be given opportunities to pursue professional courses, which they are unable to afford.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2006 13:40 IST

CHIEF MINISTER Shivraj Singh Chouhan has asked authorities concerned to chalk out an action plan to ensure better facilities of higher studies to students belonging to poor families. Reviewing activities of Higher Education Department at Mantralaya here today, Chief Minister said poor students must be given opportunities to pursue professional courses, which they are unable to afford.

He stressed on constant efforts to improve the level of higher education. Minister for Higher Education Tukojirao Pawar and Chief Secretary Rakesh Sahani were present. Stressing the need for expansion of facilities for higher studies especially in areas that urgently require higher education facilities.

He said the Gao Ki Beti Yojana (scholarships for poor rural girl students) must be sincerely implemented and needy students must get economic assistance timely. It was informed during the meeting that electronic libraries were being started in colleges and College for Excellence in districts would be set up.

Besides, college would also be equipped with Internet facility. About 250 colleges have developed their own websites. Satellite Interactive Terminals have been set up with the cooperation of Public Participation Committees in 50 colleges.

The meeting decided to bring B Ed course under control of the Higher Education Department. Principal Secretary Higher Education Dr Bhagirath Prasad said backlog posts were being filled. He said public participation committees were active in 313 Government colleges.

Commissioner Higher Education S D Agrawal and senior officers were present on the occasion.