A 1000 crore World Bank project will be implemented soon in order to carry out extensive reforms in higher education sector in Madhya Pradesh.
“All formalities are being completed to facilitate launch of the project. The project is aimed at streamlining the higher education sector”, an official spokesman said after a quarterly review meeting of higher education department at Mantralaya on Saturday.
State chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan reviewed financial and physical progress. He asked authorities concerned to speed up construction of college buildings.
It was informed that the general enrolment ratio (GER) of the state has increased from 12.5 to 16.9 exceeding the national level. The use of IT has been maximized. The online counseling for B.Ed has benefited 26000 students who secured admission through online process.
The meeting was informed that new faculties have been introduced in 74 colleges. A proposal for establishing Maharaja Chhatrasal Bundelkhand University has been forwarded to the centre. Minister for Higher Education Laxmikant Sharma, Chief Secretary Avani Vaish and senior offices were present.
(Source: Times of India)
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