Model college will be a government degree college in every district, deadline set for proposal

One government degree college will be made a model college in every district of the state. The government has asked the Director of Higher Education to provide a proposal in this regard only in the current month of November. These colleges will offer vocational courses, while studies will be conducted through smart classes. Along with this, meritorious students will be rewarded for passing graduate and postgraduate examinations in government degree colleges on the lines of school education.

Government degree colleges are being developed as model colleges in Rasulpur in Haridwar district and Kichha in Udhamsinghnagar district with the help of the central government in Uttarakhand. Funds have been released for the construction of new buildings of both these model colleges. Encouraged by the help from the Center, the state government now plans to establish one model college in each district.

It was decided at the government level meeting that Haldwani College in Nainital District, Bageshwar College in Bageshwar District, Ranikhet College in Almora District, Pithoragarh College in Pithoragarh, Champawat College in Champawat District, Kashipur College in Udham Singh Nagar, Kotdwar College in Pauri District, Karanprayag College in Chamoli District, Uttarkashi College in Uttarkashi District, Agastyamuni College in Rudraprayag District, Dakpathar College in Dehradun, New Tehri College in Tehri district and also planning Luxor model College in Haridwar district.

Secretary in charge of Higher Education, Ashok Kumar said that in the said model colleges, vocational courses, research, e-library, smart class, separate hostel for students, a residential colony for teachers, the establishment of counseling cell and posts of teachers, there will be a complete filling system. Now the government has fixed the deadline for the month of November to give a detailed proposal regarding the model colleges to the Directorate of Higher Education.

He informed that the recruitment to the vacant posts of Assistant Professor in government degree colleges will soon be sent to the State Public Service Commission. The Director of Higher Education has been instructed to take action in this regard.

He said that the number of vacancies could be more than 300. The government has been asked to propose the demand for funds for the purchase of science laboratory equipment and necessary materials for chemistry and the establishment of e-library.

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