State Technical Education Minister Ashish Patel said that a proposal is being prepared to provide education to the girl students of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in all three technical universities and all government engineering colleges of the state at just ₹1. All the universities and colleges will bear the expenditure on this scheme from their private sources. He also directed the formation of a new committee by suspending the ongoing recruitment process in all the state engineering colleges. He was holding a departmental review meeting on Friday in his office room. He said that to realize the dream of a self-reliant India, empowerment of women is necessary. Keeping this in mind, this proposal is being made to provide quality education to the girl students belonging to SC/ST category at ₹1. It will soon be launched on the ground.
Pharmaceutical Research Center will be established:
The Minister said in the meeting that an international level Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Research Center should be established in the state within three months. Quality education will be made available to prevent the migration of students from the state to other states. Emphasizing raising the quality standards, he said that achieving NBA and NAAC grades requires special focus. He was also directed to get the ranking of engineering colleges done. For this, the Vice-Chancellor and Director will be made accountable.
Committee formed for biometric attendance:
The minister directed to make arrangements for biometric attendance of teachers in all technical institutes. For this, he asked to constitute a committee of vice-chancellors and a director of the three technical universities of the state. Along with this, instructions were given to make the selection process transparent and rule-compliant and to prepare an action plan for the next five years. He said that a network of technical education alumni should be created, which establishes contact with all the alumni located in the country and abroad, and establishes a mentorship and support system with them.
report on affiliation:
Suggesting the celebration of Technical Education Day, the Minister directed to prepare a report about making the affiliation process transparent in engineering colleges. Principal Secretary Amrit Abhijat stressed getting international cooperation in the field of technical education and directed to take action on the directions of the Chief Minister to prepare and implement new courses on mining. He instructed us to keep the campus and main entrance of all the state engineering and technical universities clean and displayed properly. Besides Special Secretary Sunil Kumar Choudhary, Vice Chancellors of all three technical universities and directors of government engineering colleges were present at the meeting.