DCE's six new steps to improve higher education

Student and teacher-friendly programmes to be launched today

Under the title ‘Hosa Hejje’, the DCE will unveil six programmes ranging from providing soft skills to improving e-governance in the education department.
The initiatives to be launched are ‘Aptamitra’, ‘Sahayog’, ‘Adalat’, ‘Manavathe’, ‘Samparka’ and ‘Angla’.

‘Apthamitra’ is a collaboration between private and government degree colleges where they will help mutually by exchanging expertise, infrastructure and other resources to provide quality education and services to students. ‘Sahayog’ is a public private partnership to help students to equip themselves with soft skills and job skills. Add-on courses will be conducted in association with training centres to ensure employability of the rural students with adequate skills.

On ‘Manavathe’,  DCE Commissioner Dr N Nagambika Devi explained that Art of Living has been roped in to conduct classes.
“A module with inputs from other universities on meditation and incorporations from spiritual organisations coupled with yoga, has been prepared to instill core human and moral values among students,” she said.

The initiative aims at making students sensitive and pro-active citizens through a comprehensive curriculum. Educational institutions will conduct training programmes to implement this initiative.
To bridge the digital divide, ‘Samparka’ - an initiative to enhance computer literacy and cyber connectivity among students from government colleges will be launched. According to the initiative all students will have access to internet facility free of cost. ‘Angla’ - a scheme for students to learn communicative English will also be launched.

Higher Education Minister Aravind Limbavali said that teachers belonging to aided polytechnic college will be paid by the Electronic Clearance System(ECS) and more than  4,000 staff will be benefited by this mode.  
Limbavali said, “The Central government has allocated funds for community programme via polytechnic education. As many as 51 places have been selected for the same”.

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