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Collegiate Education Departments Hosa Hejje scheme launched

TOWARDS EMPOWERMENT: Students attending the inauguration of the ‘Hosa Hejje’ scheme, in Bangalore on Tuesday. Six new projects - Aptamitra, Angla, Adalat, Sahayog, Samparka and Manavathe - were launched at the programme. DH PHOTO

These will be part of the ‘Hosa Hejje’ - a programme of six Collegiate Education Department projects launched on Tuesday by Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. The projects are for empowerment of students.

Addressing the gathering, Yeddyurappa pointed out that since independence, the enrolment for higher education has remained at a minuscule 11 per cent. The CM appealed to the students should ensure that no family member would be deprived of education. “Children of working class employees, and not just those who can afford it, should become professionals. To improve access to education, the government has announced subsidies and scholarships for students from rural areas who had obtained 75 per cent in tenth standard,” Yeddyurappa said.

Yeddyurappa said, “China has learnt the importance of English and has made several changes to incorporate the language in its state-run schools”.
Higher Education Minister, Aravind Limbavali said, “The projects under ‘Hosa Hejje’ are aimed at providing soft skills to students from rural areas, and to instil confidence in them while seeking employment. There is a need to incorporate moral values in curriculum and hence students will be taught meditation and yoga. The quality of government colleges will have to be on par with private institutions”.
The projects that were launched were Aptamitra, Angla, Adalat, Sahayog, Samparka and Manavathe.

Admission
 On the current issue of 48 students not being admitted by two medical colleges - Yenepoya Medical College and KS Hegde Medical Academy - CM B S Yeddyurappa said, “The Government will talk to the two medical college managements to ensure that students will be given  justice”. It may be recalled that students were allotted medical seats by Karnataka Examination Authority under the direction of Medical Education Department.

However the students were not permitted to get admissions as the private institutions had already completed the all India admission process.
Referring to the fee subsidy promised by the then JDS-BJP coalition government to give BE students of 2006 batch, CM Yeddyurappa said, “Students will be given justice. They will be given the subsidy as promised by government”. Students pursuing professional courses like BE, MBBS in private institutions were promised a subsidy of Rs 10,000 by the Government.

However the Higher Education Department and the Finance Department had not made any efforts to remit the subsidy amount to BE students, although the four year BE course will soon come to an end in about six months.

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