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September 12, 2020

In a bid to strengthen education infrastructure, the Rajasthan government on September 11, 2020, invested more than Rs. 86 crores and e-inaugurated colleges in the state.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot inaugurated projects for the betterment of higher and technical education in the state and said, “These establishments would make robust educational infrastructure in the state.”

The state government has set up 11 higher education institutes with 10 colleges and 1 Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in several corners of Rajasthan.

In addition, 9 establishments for technical education comprising labs, colleges and hostels were inaugurated on Friday.

“The institutions have been established in several corners of the state and lakhs of students are benefiting from these,” said Dr Subhah Garg, State Minister, Technical Education, Rajasthan government. Subhah added, “The major focus of the state has been on providing education to the needy for free, like in tribal areas, the cost has been borne by the Rajasthan government.” “Now, we are also eyeing to boost the knowledge of Data Science, Artificial intelligence and Robotics in many colleges, including non-engineering colleges,” said Dr. Garg.

Bhanwar Singh Bhati, Higher Education Minister, Rajasthan government said, “The state has offered nearly 80 educational institutes in the past 1.5 years.”

Singh added, “With the focus on e-teaching, we are rapidly moving forward with ideas to provide a better state of education and have converted nearly a dozen UG colleges into PG and have recorded more than 1,00,000 e-lectures for students to have full access for better education”.

In addition, e-inauguration of hostel for women, labs in several districts was done by the Chief Minister.

Briefing about the ceremony, Shuchi Sharma, Higher and Technical Education Secretary said, “Inspired by the Gandhian approach of Honourable Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot, we have launched a special community outreach programme for students named Aanandam.”

“Many universities have already given a nod for this socially beneficial project, in fact with the inauguration of these educational institutions, Rajasthan has not only received educational infrastructure for the benefit of students but with the modernization of syllabus and introduction of Aanandam, the Higher and Technical education is moving towards a holistic education leading to happiness among youth,” added Sharma.

Source: India Today

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