Govt working on infrastructure up-gradation of colleges: Naeem Akhter

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Minister for Education, Naeem Akhter today said that rather than opening new colleges, Government is working on the upgradation of existing college infrastructure that will go a long way in making available world class education to students of the state.
“There are 95 degree colleges functional in the State out of which 22 Degree Colleges were sanctioned during the year 2011. 58 colleges out of 95 are functioning in their own building and the remaining 37 are functioning in the makeshift arrangments,” Akhter said. In reply to a question by Advocate Mohammad Yousuf Bhat today in the House, the Minister said that the Higher Education Department has constituted a Committee on June 26, 2014 to discuss various issues related to introduction of new / additional subjects in Government degree colleges of the State.
He also said that the issue of introduction of PG subjects would also be considered by the Committee subject to the availability of infrastructure, teaching faculty and in light of other para-meters like subject being taught in the adjoining college, feeding higher secondary schools, scope of subject’s stream etc.
He said Government has a set policy on the compensation for police personnel, and to change it needs a proper debate in the House. The Minister urged the people to work to maintain peace and harmony in the state.

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