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Practical classes should be started in colleges from January 1 – CM Shri Chouhan

Instructions issued in review meeting of Higher Education department 

भोपाल : सोमवार, दिसम्बर 14, 2020, 22:49 IST

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued instructions to conduct practical classes in colleges from January 1, 2021, during a review meeting of Higher Education Department held in Mantralaya. He said that keeping in mind the Covid-19 guide line, classes should be started by scheduling batches for three days with 50 percent capacity while adhering to social distancing norms. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that students interested in pursuing higher education should be provided better facilities. He said that vocational education should be encouraged, so that it can be easy for students to get employment and set up their business. He issued instructions to work on the points decided for the department in the direction of Atmanirbar Madhya Pradesh in a systematic manner.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that departmental targets should be fulfilled by fixing time limit. He said that keeping in mind the interests and future of students, rationalization of the colleges should be done in a systematic manner as per requirement. Similarly, the colleges with single faculty should be upgraded to multidisciplinary colleges as per requirement. Students wishing to pursue higher education should be given admission as per seats available in the colleges.

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the process of developing infrastructure of 200 government colleges should be started, so that students can get virtual learning and smart class-room facilities. He said that 51 government colleges with less than 100 students will be considered for merger with nearby big colleges. He said that it is the responsibility of the government to control 37 private universities. He said that renting buildings for colleges without buildings will be considered. He directed to dedicate the construction works of the department, lay foundation stone and distribute benefits only in the presence of local MLAs and other public representatives.

Giving information about the activities of the department, Higher Education Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav said that 73 percent of the students are admitted in government colleges. This year, 4.37 lakh students have taken admission in graduation classes and 1.30 lakh students in postgraduate classes. In the meeting, Principal Secretary Higher Education Shri Anupam Rajan gave information about conducting online classes and e-admissions and other departmental activities. Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains and other officials were present on the occasion.

During the review of boarding schools, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that boarding schools will not be opened till January as of now. The opening of these schools in the month of February will be considered, for which the school management will be accountable.

Laxman Singh
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