Efforts for national level recognition of higher education institutes should be made


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Higher Education Minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya said that efforts should be made to improve quality of higher education institutions and get them national level recognition. He said that there is need also to launch a special campaign to improve the library and lab of these educational institutions. Pawaiya was addressing the fifth meeting of State Higher Education Council at the Mantralaya today. Works of Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) were reviewed in the meeting. ACS Higher Education Deepak Khandekar and educationists were present at the meeting. The Minister said that the work in the language lab should not be restricted to English only, instead it should focus on development of knowledge of other languages including Hindi also. He issued instructions to make use of financial assistance fund provided by the centre and the state government in higher education institutions. It was told that 311 government colleges and 447 non-government colleges in year 2003 rose to 469 and 914 respectively in year 2017 in the state. Efforts are being made to open colleges to ensure the reach of higher education in rural areas also.It was told that Rs 269 crore was approved in various components in RUSA Project. After being assessed by the NAAC financial assistance was approved for 33 colleges and 3 universities of B grade. It was told that Rs 55 crore grant has been released for Pt. SN Shukla University Shahdol. All work approved from the fund will be completed by October 2018.Educationists suggested that a workshop should be organised on national level specific subject in atleast one educational institution of the division. The suggestions given at the workshop should be used for improvement of quality of education. Commissioner Higher Education Neeraj Mandloi told that recruitment process of 3000 assistant professors will be completed by June 2018 to remove the dearth of teaching staff in Department of Higher Education. Educationists Dr. Devendra Deepak, Dr. Prakash Bartuniya, Dr. Chitralekha Chouhan, Dr. Shashi Rai and S.N. Shukla University Vice Chancellor Mukesh Tiwari were present during the meeting.