About 150 to 175 degree institutes and 100 degree institutes in the country have been selected by the Central Government for the Multidisciplinary Education and Research Improvement Project in Technical Education as per the recommendations of the National Education Policy. It also includes degree and diploma institutes in the state. State Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandrakant Patil gave this information on Friday.
Under this project, the Central Government will provide funds of Rs. 10 crores will be given to each degree institution and Rs.5 crores to each degree institution from the central government. The central government has selected a total of 15 states in the country for this project. Chandrakant Patil said that the Ministry of Education of the Center has informed through a letter that Maharashtra is included in it.
Under this project, it is planned to modernize laboratories, classrooms and other educational facilities in educational institutions. It also includes curriculum improvement, digitization, training in new technologies, promotion of research, establishment of new centers of excellence and strengthening of existing centers of excellence.
Encourage innovative ideas
Patil also said that this grant will be given to encourage innovative ideas and ownership rights, establishment of management board through administrative reforms in institutions, establishment of internal quality assurance room, training of teachers, introduction of multidisciplinary courses.