Altaf Bukhari reviews functioning of Higher Education Deptt, registration for PMSS

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Newspoint Bureau
Jammu Tawi, April 25
The Government has decided to start the admissions for new Nursing Colleges, Schools of Architecture and Institute of Mathematical Sciences from this academic session. The decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting convened by Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari here today. Minister of State for Education Priya Sethi was also present in the meeting. The meeting discussed wide range of issues concerning the academic activities in existing institutions of higher education and process of admissions in the newly established institutes, registration of candidates for Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for J&K, including provision for lateral entry of the candidates for degree courses who have obtained Engineering diplomas.
The meeting also held detailed review of pace of progress on construction of Government Degree College buildings, campuses for new institutes and renovation, upgrading of Infrastructure in existing GDCs under RUSA and other related matters. After threadbare discussion, Minister for Education asked the authorities to go ahead with the admissions for these newly established colleges.
Reviewing the process for registration under PMSSS for J&K, Altaf Bukhari asked the school, college and AICTE representatives to go for a massive campaign to make the students aware about the scheme. He also called for close check on the touts and agents who may mislead the students on the plea of providing them admissions. He said from the past one year the government has done away with the process of admissions through NGOs after repeated complaints were received that many students were fleeced by the agents. The Minister asked the AICTE to publish advertisements in the print media clearly mentioning that no student should go to any NGO for admission. He also asked IGP crime branch to work in synergy with AICTE and education authorities to identify the elements, who may again try to lure the candidates. He asked for close cooperation of Crime Branch.

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