JAIPUR: Amidst shouting by the opposition, higher education minister Bhanwar Singh Bhati on Tuesday said the government was working towards increasing access to higher education across the state.
Bhati said the government had announced to open around 116 government colleges, out of which 31 were announced this Budget session. “Our government is the first to open such a huge number of colleges. The requirement of faculty in these colleges will be fulfilled by contractual teachers and funds have been allotted to some colleges for construction,” said Bhati.
Pointing at the political move of the then BJP government in 2014 that closed down 43 colleges opened during the time of the previous Ashok Gehlot government, Bhati said their government didn’t mix politics with education.
“We let the 27 colleges to function that were opened in BJP’s tenure and supported them to cater to students in these colleges. Giving skill-based education to the students is our prime focus, to help them get employment after graduation. During the pandemic, we made the e-content of higher education syllabus under which 2,00,731 videos were uploaded on the internet,” said Bhati.
He said the government has announced the opening of colleges in the name of martyrs and the help of Bhamashahs will be taken in infrastructure development.