Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has
started evening classes in seven polytechnic colleges of the
state for students from the minority communities.
One such college was recently inaugurated by Chief
Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the presence of Minister of
State for Communications and IT Milind Deora at Sir JJ School
Chavan said the educational schemes being implemented by
the department will enable them to be part of the mainstream.
"Starting the polytechnic colleges for the minority
communities is ideal and such educational schemes by the
department will enable people to be part of the mainstream,"
The Chief Minister also said the Prime Minister has
formulated a 15-point programme for the development of the
minority communities and it is being implemented meticulously.
The state minority development department has started
seven polytechnic colleges in the state in joint collaboration
with the higher and technical education department.
Through these colleges, 70 per cent students from the
minority communities will be able to take admission in various
Apart from Mumbai city and suburban Bandra, the colleges
where evening classes will be conducted are at Thane, Solapur,
Jalgaon, Nanded and Yavatmal, he added.
After commencement of the classes, as many as 1,140
students from the minority communities will be benefited.
The decision to conduct evening classes in polytechnic
colleges are on the lines of Industrial Training Institutes