Rajasthan to get 30 new Higher Education colleges

Jaipur: With an aim to improve the standard and reach of Higher Education in Rajasthan, the state government, in collaboration with the Union government, has announced the setting up of 30 model colleges across the state.

An investment of Rs.8 crores has been fixed for each college, with the state government's contribution amounting to Rs.2.67 crores. A sum of Rs.270 crores would be initially pumped into the project.

The project has been launched especially for the districts with a lower ratio of conscription in colleges. 30 districts will be covered under the scheme.

"The courses would be designed in tune with the latest national and international curriculum. The model colleges would bestow novel education culture to students. Placements would be at the college level only, and all the colleges would stay connected with internet", a Government official said.

The model colleges will be equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities and would be spread over an area of 5-10 acres of land.

NNE has compiled data on the current status of Higher Education institutions in Rajasthan:

- Government colleges: 14
- Private colleges: 13
- Other Higher Studies colleges: 8
- State colleges: 126
- State Law colleges: 15
- Affiliated colleges, Research organization: 71
- Non-Affiliated colleges: 743
- Private Law colleges: 65

New 184 colleges proposed:
The state government has received proposals for 184 new colleges, 146 out of which are private co-ed colleges. Presently, only 24 out of total 241 Tehsils do not have a college.

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