Govt sanctions 10 new Degree Colleges for far flung areas
Jammu, Feb 28: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here Thursday under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik accorded sanction to the establishment of 10 new Government Degree Colleges at various locations during the years 2019-2020-2021. The Colleges will be established at Tulail (Bandipora) Boniyar (Baramulla) Soibugh (Budgam) Kastigarh (Doda) Jourian (Jammu) Women College, Bhagwati Nagar (Jammu) Kralpora (Kupwara), Dharhal (Rajouri), Ghagwal (Samba) and Mongri-Panchari at Kainth Gali (Udhampur). Pertinent to mention here Government has constituted a Committee headed by Principal Secretary Finance with Administrative Secretaries of Planning, Higher Education and School Education Departments as its Members to examine the requirements of new degree colleges in the state as per the feasibility of each location. Based on the recommendations of the said Committee, the SAC in an earlier meeting held on 14.01.2019 approved locations for establishment of 40 new Degree Colleges in the State. Continuing with its mandate, the Committee after considering requests for new colleges received by the Higher Education Department made recommendations for opening new degree colleges in locations that include far flung, underserved and backward areas of the state like Tulail, Kralpora, Dharhal and Mongri besides a Women Degree College in Bhagwati Nagar Jammu. With the establishment of 10 new colleges in the State, students will have easy access to higher education within their areas. In all Governors Administration has approved 50 Degree Colleges so far.