Odisha govt to launch #MoCollege campaign for development of colleges across state

Bhubanswar: Odisha govt to launch Mo College campaign in the State soon. This was informed by the Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo in the Assembly. He said that the initiative will be like implemented ‘Mo School’ campaign, a platform to promote and facilitate volunteerism to give back to alma mater.

Under the proposed Mo College programme, steps will be taken for manifold development of colleges with the help of its alumnus, Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo said.

Replying to the discussion on the adjournment motion, the Minister said the government has continued uninterrupted efforts and commitment for the development of higher education. There are 52 government degree colleges, eight model degree colleges in the state while six more model degree colleges will be set up soon.

The six new degree colleges will be set up at Bolangir, Kalahandi, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Koraput and Gajapati district under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), the Minister said.

He said that earlier model degree colleges were set up in Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Rayagada, Nuapada, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Deogarh and the admission process started from 2016-17.

Sahoo said the number of students in government degree colleges was 21,565 in 2016-17, 23,0200 in 2017-18 and 23,945 in 2018-19. Among the sanctioned posts of 526 in colleges and universities, 426 vacant posts are being filled up.

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