Itanagar: In tune with New Delhi’s policy
to have at least one college in each district of the country,
Arunachal Pradesh is all set to establish six model degree
colleges in educationally backward districts of the state.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram told media persons
today that a high level team led by higher and technical
education (HTE) director Dr Joram Begi would be touring the
state to finalize the locations for the colleges.
The Centre had hiked its higher education budget to
34% in 2011-12 with the aim of providing greater tertiary
opportunities to its young population.
Dr Begi said that the UGC has approved 6 model degree
colleges, including the one at Seppa in East Kameng district
with rupees eight crore for developing basic infrastructure in
"The colleges set up since December 2008 would be
brought under the scheme as per UGC norms", he said adding,
the Centre has already approved rupees nine crore, including
one crore for a girls? hostel at the Seppa College.
The colleges, in principle, would be located in Upper
Siang, Kurung Kumey, Upper Siang (Geku) and Lower Dibang
Valley (Roing), while the sixth district is yet to be
finalized, Begi informed.