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J&K to get degree colleges, polytechnics

Using education as a tool, the government has charted out a plan to set up 14 degree colleges and two polytechnics in Jammu and Kashmir to help youth get employment in the militancy-hit state.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 12:12 IST

Using education as a tool, the government has charted out a plan to set up 14 degree colleges and two polytechnics in Jammu and Kashmir to help youth get employment in the militancy-hit state.

According to a blueprint prepared by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), eight new degree colleges including a college for women in Jammu will be opened and six new degree colleges, including one for women, in Srinagar will be functional from the coming academic session.

In Srinagar, the colleges would be set-up in Baramulla, two in Badgam and one in Anantnag. There would be three colleges each in Jammu and Kathua and one each in Poonch and Rajouri.

The new colleges were being accommodated in existing government buildings. Regular lecturers and non-teaching staff have also been posted in all the new colleges, according to an official document.

Two polytechnics have been sanctioned at Leh and Kargil. Seats in BE courses for students of Jammu and Kashmir outside the state would be enhanced from 14 to 20.

First Published: Jan 02, 2006 12:12 IST