New Delhi : Approval has been given to run 459 courses in 100 higher education institutions in the state. These include 282 certificate and 177 diploma courses. These courses will be helpful for the students in moving forward on the path of life. In the context of National Education Policy-2020, result based curriculum has been prepared for 85 subjects in the state. This information was given in the departmental review meeting of Higher Education Department held under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Mantralaya today.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that running virtual classes during the Corona period has proved useful for the students. It should also be used in normal conditions. Make Madhya Pradesh a model in the field of online education. The Higher Education Department has done the work of running 200 smart classes in 100 institutions, which is commendable. Higher Education Minister Dr. Mohan Yadav, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education Shri Shailendra Singh, Commissioner Higher Education Shri Deepak Singh and other officials were present.
Higher education department is active in the use of information technology
Work of 75 computer labs and 59 internet lease lines has been done for strengthening information technology infrastructure in 100 higher education institutions of the state. Six modules have been made in the unified portal, work on the remaining 12 modules is in progress. A platform for Learning Management System has been developed for setting up a Digital Repository. A total of 440 e-contents of 21 subjects have been prepared. Six thousand other e-contents of this type are also being prepared. Studios have been set up in 10 divisions for their production. The work of setting up virtual class rooms in 200 colleges of the state is also going on.
Madhya Pradesh has utilized 86 percent amount, leading in the country
It was informed in the meeting that 55 colleges have been identified for NAAC evaluation for the year 2021-22 in government schools. An amount of Rs 58 crore 23 lakh has been spent in the state in the National Higher Education Campaign in the financial year 2021-22. Madhya Pradesh is among the leading states in the country in this field by utilizing 86 percent of the amount released by the Government of India. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan directed that colleges should be recognized as Sahyogi Kendras for getting placements. Maximum enrollment of students in colleges is not the only objective. Along with providing education according to the current needs, work should be done to start employment based courses.
Consider how important the course is
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that higher education is helpful in building a career, acquiring knowledge and choosing employment for the students. It is very useful for the students having substantial interest in higher education. If students spend important five-six years of life in the teaching campus without any purpose, just for the sake of degree, then we are not able to achieve anything except preparing an army of unemployed youth.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that courses should be made employment oriented. It is very important that we connect our courses with practical life and employment, then the usefulness of such courses will increase. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the introduction of many new courses by the Higher Education Department is commendable, continuous work should be done in this direction and the number of new useful courses should be increased.
Infrastructure Upgradation in Colleges
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that the work of upgrading the infrastructure in the colleges must continue. It was informed that employment and self-employment fairs, skill development training and workshops have been held in 200 colleges of the state. 150 government colleges of the state have been upgraded into quality study centers. Attention is being paid to the operation of smart classrooms. Three universities of the state have identified 15 centers of excellence. An amount of Rs 15 crore has been allocated for this. In the NAAC evaluation, the grading of 6 government colleges of the state has been done last year. In these, A+ grading of Government Madhav Science College, Ujjain has been done. Government Post Graduate College Khargone has B++ and Government College Mandsaur, Chhindwara, Barwani and Sehore colleges have got B grading.
Availability of human resources
It was informed that 16 government universities, 528 government colleges, 40 private universities and 800 private colleges are operating in the state. The number of university students is 2 lakh 75 thousand and the number of college students is 16 lakh 46 thousand. All these have also been graded by NAAC. Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission has been apprised for the recruitment of 550 posts i.e. 5 percent of the sanctioned posts on the basis of reservation roster to fill 900 backlog posts of assistant professors, librarians and sports officers. In the proposed budget in the financial year 2022-23, a budget of Rs 205 crore has been proposed for the construction of the building. The estimated cost per college is about Rs.12 crores. An amount of Rs 75 lakh is estimated to be spent per college for lab, furniture etc. in colleges. At present, out of 528 government colleges in the state, 373 have buildings. The number of buildings under construction is 89 and the number of colleges without buildings is 66.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan’s announcement of renaming the University of Chhindwara after Shaheed Raja Shankar Shah and starting science faculties at Barod and Nalkheda has been fulfilled. Along with this, keeping a positive attitude towards women, instructions have been issued to motivate them for their studies and self-sufficiency. An initiative has also been taken to impart self-defense training to girl students and female teachers. In order to eliminate mental disorders in the backdrop of crimes against women, the Higher Education department is using mediums like workshops and counseling. An initiative has also been taken to send 50 students abroad for studies every year and make arrangements for reimbursement of tuition fees, disbursement of scholarship funds online. 123 instructions have been followed in CM Monitor. At other places, the process of completing the announcements for the opening of new colleges and faculties is underway. Initiative has also been taken for the establishment of Institute of Excellence in all divisional headquarters, establishment of Adarsh Mahavidyalaya in district headquarters, a multi-faculty college in each assembly constituency and opening of a center of IIT Indore’s satellite campus in Ujjain.
Former students must be linked to institutes
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that in case of normalcy prevailing in higher educational institutions in the state, along with the Covid protocol, conferences of alumni should also be organized. Many alumni also contribute in the development of the college. Innovations in colleges should be identified and implemented.
Major instructions of CM Shri Chouhan
Employment oriented courses should be promoted.
Increase the use of smart classes once they are created.
Create such a mechanism that it is also known whether the students are getting the benefit of these facilities or not.
Third party inspections should be effective. In fact, be a third party impartially, there should not be only representatives of the college in the inspection.
Make colleges a Sahyogi Kendra for placements. The courses should meet the current requirements.
Efforts should be made to extend the benefits of virtual classes to the rural areas.
More and more students should get the benefit of virtual class room.
Make Madhya Pradesh a model in the field of online education.