Job Oriented Courses for All Government Colleges

As many as 389 job – oriented courses would be introduced in all the 62 government arts colleges during the academic year 2013 – 14 in the State, P. Palaniappan, Minister for Higher Education, said here on 20th April, 2013.

Speaking after distributing laptops worth Rupee 6.07 crore free of cost to the students from five institutions at the Government Arts College, Mr. Palaniappan said that college principals were asked to submit the list of courses that focus on the local area specific needs and jobs related to it.

‘Starting of job – oriented courses would be sanctioned immediately’, he added.

He said that the government had allotted Rupee 100 crore for providing chairs, tables and updating laboratories in government colleges and said the facilities have improved by 19 per cent.

He said a pact was signed by The Tamil Nadu State Council for Higher Education with the British Council for ‘Study Abroad’ programme, and 25 students and five faculties have been selected to study one semester in universities in the United Kingdom from September 2013 to January 2014.

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