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Bhopal to have State Academic Staff College

BHOPAL: Bhopal will have State Academic Staff College for faculty improvement. Proposal of a cluster university has also been sent. For this, Rs 55 crore will be provided. Besides, training colleges will be opened at 5 other places. These proposals were approved at a meeting of RUSA council chaired by Higher Education Minister Umashankar Gupta here on Saturday.

Jabalpur Engineering College, GS Institute of Technology & Science Indore and Government Autonomous College Shahdol are proposed to be upgraded to universities under Rashtriya Uchhatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA). Every college will get Rs 55 crore for this.

Gupta said that autonomous colleges have been upgraded to universities at all divisional headquarters which do not have a university. He directed to prepare a proposal of upgradation of medical, music and agriculture colleges.

Gupta said that every university must have a training centre. He directed to undertake a study of less Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) colleges at Umaria, Khargone, Katni, Dindori and Singrauli and launch a special campaign to increase GER.