STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Achieve high Gross Enrolment Ratio: Jagan

Says fee reimbursement and Vasathi Deevena will be applicable to all children in a family and not limited to one.

Published: 30th April 2022 07:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th April 2022 07:20 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy . (File Photo)

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy . (File Photo)

By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has directed officials to ensure a significant increase in the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in the State. Addressing a review meeting on higher education on Friday, he said though the effective implementation of the Jagananna Vidya Deevena and Vasathi Deevena schemes had helped increase the GER, it is not enough.

“Our target should be above 80% GER,” he asserted. He reiterated that the reforms in the education sector and schemes like Vidya Deevena and Vasathi Deevena are meant to ensure that students are not deprived of higher education due to poverty. 

The courses in higher education should be job-oriented. Supplementary and special courses should be introduced for the benefit of students. “They should become proficient in English with good communication skills. The students should be provided the best coaching to enable them clear GRE and GMAT with ease.” he averred. 

Jagan said the fee reimbursement and Vasathi Deevena schemes will be applicable to all the children in a family unlike earlier when they were limited to only one child. The decision was taken to ensure education for both boys and girls. The officials should focus on curbing the school dropout rate among girls in backward areas of Kurnool, Chittoor, and Prakasam districts.  

Four to five universities in the State should be selected and efforts should be made to develop them on par with the top varsities in the country. Ten month-internship should be made mandatory for graduation courses and it should be implemented in three phases, two months each in the first and second years and six months in the third year, he explained.

He said there should be a one-degree college in each Assembly constituency and junior colleges should be developed under Nadu Nadu. Emphasis should be laid on the development of degree colleges in the State and they should be encouraged to offer innovative courses.

All the government degree colleges should be brought under the purview of one university to add value to degree courses. Andhra Pradesh should be a major destination for degree courses in the country. Students who complete degree course in the State, should get better placements, he stressed. 

The Chief Minister instructed the officials to take measures to fill up vacant lecturer posts in colleges in a transparent manner. Communication skills should also be considered in selection of candidates for lecturer posts. Universities should lay emphasis on discipline and transparent administration to improve the standards of education. IIITs in Ongole and Srikakulam should be completed at the earliest, he added. 

Education Minister Botcha Satyanarayana, Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma, Higher Education Principal Secretary J Syamala Rao, AP Community Development Board Chairman Nedurumalli Ram Kumar, RJUKT Chancellor KC Reddy, AP State Council of Higher Education  Chairman K Hemachandra Reddy, Finance Secretary N Gulzar and other officials were present.

10-month internship for degree courses

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said a 10-month internship should be made mandatory for graduation courses and it should be implemented in three phases, two months each in the first and second years and six months in the third year. There should be at least one-degree college in every Assembly constituency in the State, the Chief Minister said



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp