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Following report is from the Sambad:
Following report is from the Sambad:
Bhubaneswar, Sep 5 – Orissa, which has the second highest tribal population in the country, will start high-tech coaching progammes from next month exclusively for its tribal students to help them compete in tough competitive examinations.The state government plans to enroll about 1,000-1,500 students of Class 10 and 11 from 19 state-run tribal schools located in the interior areas for the programme. Sanjeev K. Chadha, director of the state Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Welfare Department, said tribal students who are not enrolled in tribal schools would also be given the training later.
‘Two special classrooms would be set up in government-run higher secondary tribal schools as most of the schools are primarily residential. The schools will be equipped with computers, projectors and liquid crystal display (LCD) boards,’ Chadha told IANS.
Students will be provided around 300 hours of coaching by high-quality teachers and instructors, physically or through online and video conferencing. The programme will cost about Rs.3 crore every year, Chadha said, adding that the coaching sessions will include in-depth coverage of all the concepts of physics, chemistry and mathematics.
The project will help students to look beyond industrial training institutes and encourage them to appear in competitive examinations.
The students would be prepared for examinations like the All India Engineering Entrance Examination, (AIEEE), Orissa Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) and the Indian Institute of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE), he said.
‘We have already issued a tender to find out a good engineering coaching institute that would provide us the study material. We are likely to finalise this within the next few days,’ he said.
‘Since the Classes 10 and 11 are located mostly in interior areas and primarily residential, satellite technology will be used to train the students,’ said Chadha.
Orissa has the second biggest tribal population in the country. The state has a population of over 36 million, of which more than eight million are tribals, according to the 2001 census. The Scheduled Tribe population is 22.13 percent of the state’s total population.
The percentage of literacy among the Scheduled Tribes is 37.37 against the general literacy level of 63.8 percent . When it comes to functional literacy, the percentage is even lower.
The SC/ST Welfare Department will identify students who have the necessary academic background and basic ideas of Class 10-level physics, chemistry and mathematics, he said.
The department will assess the instructors for each school, a minimum of one instructor each for physics, chemistry and mathematics, he said.
The instructors will be assessed for their ability to facilitate classroom coaching and clear the doubts of students on the subjects, he said.
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BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has decided to enhance scholarships for college students and those pursuing technical courses.
A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting presided by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today. Plus Two, degree, post-graduate, engineering, medical, dental, agriculture and veterinary students will be eligible for the enhanced scholarships.
It was also decided that more students will be given scholarships from the current academic year. The junior merit scholarship for the Plus Two students has been increased from ` 40 to ` 300 per month. Senior merit scholarship for degree students has been hiked from ` 50 to ` 500 per month.
The PG merit scholarship will be ` 1000 per month. This has been enhanced from ` 60. The scholarship for students pursuing engineering, medical, dental and other technical studies will be ` 10,000 per year.
The income limit of the parents for availing the scholarship for their wards has been enhanced to ` 4.5 lakh per year from ` 24,000. Interested students can apply for the scholarship to the Higher Education Department through their respective colleges.
While 5000 students will be given the scholarship at the Plus Two level, this will benefit 1000 students at the degree level.
At PG level, the scholarship will be given to 500 students. Besides, 10,000 students from different technical courses will be extended the scholarship.
The Chief Minister underscored the need for creating awareness among the students about the new scholarship structure.
He said the students should get the scholarship amount at the right time.
Higher Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra, Bijay Kumar Patnaik, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Additional Development Commissioner Rabinarayan Senapati, Principal Secretary in the Finance Department Jugal Kishore Mohapatra, Secretary, Higher Education Department, Madhusudan Padhi, and senior officials were present.
Existing and proposed Central funded National Institutes and Universities in Orissa:
1. NIT, Rourkela, Dist. Sundargarh 1. IIT, Bhubaneswar
2. Central University, Koraput 2. IIT – Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar Branch
3. Indian Institute of Handloom Technology, (IIHT), Bargarh 3. National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubanneswar
4. Food Craft Institute, Balangir 4. AIIMS like Institute, Bhubaneswar
5. IIIT, Bhubaneswar
6. National University, Bhubaneswar (proposed)
7. IIIT, Berhampur (Work on progess)
8. Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management (IITTM), Bubaneswar
9. Institute of Minerals and Material Technology, Bhubaneswar
10. Indian Institute of Mass Communications,(IIMC), Dhenkanal
11. Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack
12. Biju Pattanaik National Steel Institute (BPNSI), Puri
13. Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology (CIPET), Bhubaneswar
14. Eastern Regional Language Centre for CILL, Bhubaneswar
15. Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar
16. Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
17. Regional Medical Research Centre, (RMRC), Bhubaneswar
18. Central Fisheries Institute, Kousalyaganga, Bhubaneswar
19. Regional Research Laboratory,Bhubaneswar
20. National Research Centre for Women in Agriculture (NRCWA), Bhubaneswar
21. Ocean Science and Technology Cell (OSTC), Berhampur
22. National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research (NIRTAR), Cuttack
23. National Institute of Design (NID), Bhubaneswar (Proposed)
24. NIFT, Bhubaneswar (Proposed)
Central and State sponsored Medical Institutions in Orissa
1. VSS Medical College, Burla, Sambalpur 1. SCB Medical college, Cuttack
2. Medical College under Central University, Koraput 2. SCB Dental College, Cuttack
3. MKCG Medical College, Berhampur
4. Capital Medical College, Bhubaneswar
5. AIIMS, Bhubaneswar (Proposed)
6.ESI Medical College and Hospital, Bhubaneswar (Proposed)
7. Medical College under National Innovative University, Bhubaneswar (Proposed)
8. ECO Railway Medical College, Bhubaneswar (Proposed)
9. Medical College by MCL, Talcher, a subsidiary of Coal India Ltd
10. Medical College, Balasore (Proposed by State Government.)
11. Medical College, Balasore (proposed by Defence dept)
Hundreds of crores rupees received from central government in the name of KBK has become a source of exploitation for the state government. The head quarter of the KBK scheme is at the state capital Bhubaneswar, far away from the problems people are facing in their every day life. This century of exploitation by all successive state government since the formation of the state in 1936, towards these tribal pockets has forced them to shout for a separate state of Kosal comprising 11 districts and a sub-division of Western Orissa. Also, the Maoist guerillas are spreading in rest tribal districts in rapid speed taking advantage of this.
These entire exploitation stories remind the colonial era and raise some fundamental questions about democratic rights in India.
Three years ago, Satyabrata Bhoi from Kalahandi district, bagged the 160 position making it to the IPS. He is now posted as SP in Angul district. This year, it is the turn of Chittaranjan Dhangda Majhi of Bhawanipatna, who secured 667 rank.
It was Chittaranjan’s third attempt. On earlier occasions, the final interview had proved to be his stumbling block. His subjects were economics and political science. “Patience and determination is the first requisite to get through the civil services. It is no big deal. I think anyone can make it if he has patience,” said Chittaranjan.
His parents being teacher, Chittaranjan learned discipline in study early in life. He completed his schooling and intermediate education in Bhawanipatna and then studied at the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). He passed out in 2002. Then he went to Delhi for civil services preparation. “I opted for this service because I have seen my home district reeling under poverty. I have also seen how much difference IAS officers can make by serving the poor,” said Chittaranjan.
Appreciating the Higher Education Task Force’s (HETF) proposal to establish 13 new universities in Odisha, Lebanon-based non-resident Odia (NRO) Prof Digambara Patra has however urged the HETF for recommending in favour of a State University instead of a Unitary one and christening it as Mahakantara University, Indravati University, South Western University.
“Balangir, Angul and Parlakhemundi have been suggested for State University whereas place like Bhawanipatna has been suggested for Unitary University which is surprising based on location, distance and regional requirement of affiliated colleges,” Patra rues.
Arguing that Kalahandi is the central location in the backward South Western Odisha, State University is more appropriate in Bhawanipatna for the benefit of local students in other affiliated colleges in Kalahandi, Nuapada, Kandhamal, Boudh, Rayagada and Nabarangpur region as Parlakhemundi is still very far to serve the affiliated colleges in Nabarangpur.
Earlier, HETF member Prof Chitta Baral had also pointed out justification for establishing new State University in Bhawanipatna in his personal blog, Patra claims adding demand for Unitary University for Government Autonomous College Bhawanipatna was based on merit when there was no proposal for 13 new universities as has been recommended recently by the HETF. Indeed, in the same merit line of GM Autonomous College and Khallikote Autonomous College, Government College Bhawanipatna deserves to be a Unitary University and at the same time a separate State University is required in Bhawanipatna to serve the affiliated college in the backward South Western Odisha, he argues.
“When State universities are made in Parlakhemundi (94 km from Berhampur) and Balangir (120 km from Sambalpur) instead of Unitary, I do not find any rationality why same think could not be made for Bhawanipatna (a central location in the backward South Western Odisha and far away from both Sambalpur University and Berhampur University compared to Balangir and Parliakhemundi respectively),” Prof Patra questions arguing distance between Balangir and Sambalpur is 120 km where as distance between Sambalpur and Bhawanipatna is 235 km, in fact Jaipatana region of Kalahandi will be more than 300 km from Sambalpur.
“When geographically or distance wise close locations are being given State universities instead of Unitary ones and far away locations are bestowed with Unitary University, it does not resolve the primary goal of the affiliated colleges in those remote localities and so also the aim of the task force,” the NRO remarks quipping if distance and regional requirements are not evaluated for affiliated colleges, I do not see why Khallikote Autonomous College or GM Autonomous College are not made State Universities compared to other locations.