The State Minister for higher education Dhan Singh Rawat held meeting with retired education directors on Friday and sought their suggestions for alleviation of higher education in Uttarakhand.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of the higher education department and members of Higher education alleviation committee. Addressing the meeting, the minister said that the infrastructure of colleges would be strengthened and by the end the year, 90 percent of the colleges would get shifted to their own buildings.
He said that providing good education to all is the dream project of Uttarakhand government and the colleges would be equipped with smart classes, laboratories and faculty. He said that a model college would be set up in every district. Rawat added that information about activities in all the colleges would be available on the higher education portal and complaints can be lodged on the portal.
On the contentious issue of banning mobile phone in classrooms, the minister said that discussions with students, teachers and parents would be held on the issue and consensus decision would be taken.
The minister said that three day training programme of all the college teachers would be held in two phases and would be completed by March 2020. For training of teachers an academy named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee would be set up in Dehradun.
The meeting was attended by Director Higher education N P Maheshwari former directors S C Pant, Savita Mohan and M C Trivedi.