MP News: Bhopal. Higher Education Minister of Madhya Pradesh Dr. Mohan Yadav has said that agriculture related courses will be implemented in all the colleges of the state. It will be compulsorily taught from the next academic session. Minister Dr. Yadav was conducting departmental review on Tuesday.
Minister Dr. Yadav said that many such courses have been added in the National Education Policy, which are employment-oriented. He directed that natural farming and horticulture should be promoted in the courses related to agriculture. Presently the demand for the same is high. There should be maximum effort to connect students with self-employment. Vocational courses should be prepared according to the needs of the industries coming up in the state.
MP News: Higher Education Minister Dr. Yadav said that 150 smart classes have been established in about 119 colleges of the state. Digital studios are to be set up in ten divisional headquarters. Action is being taken to establish virtual classes in about 200 colleges. Dr. Yadav said that such an event should be organized by the department, in which virtual classes of any one important subject are conducted in all the colleges one day at a time.
Principal Secretary Higher Education KC Gupta said that students are more interested in organic farming and horticulture. Since the implementation of the National Education Policy, there has been a continuous increase in it. In the academic session 2022-2023, 86 thousand 263 students have opted for organic farming and 9 thousand 38 students for horticulture course in the first year of graduation in government colleges of the state.
So many colleges eligible for NAAC (mpnews)
Commissioner Karmaveer Sharma said that at present 438 government colleges out of 528 are eligible for NAAC accreditation. In the first phase, 56 colleges were identified for accreditation in the year 2021 and in the second phase (2022), 120 colleges were identified. In the year 2023, 209 colleges have been identified to be linked with the NAAC process and the work of training them has started. Mr. Sharma said that according to the results obtained at present after the preparation done by SLNC, 90 percent of the colleges have obtained grades two notches higher than the grades obtained earlier. He informed that MoUs have been signed by the colleges of the state with 33 industries and 15 ITIs.