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Updated On - Dec 04, 2021 PM

After school, the government takes steps to ensure the growth of colleges

BHUBANESWAR: Following the start of school transformation The state government has made steps to improve the development of higher education and higher secondary sectors. The state government has launched an institution-wide mechanism called District College Development Facilitation centres (DCDFC) to serve this goal.

Secretary in-charge Suresh Chandra Mahapatra on Friday instructed district collectors to establish these centres to address the challenges faced by colleges. When he conducted a district-wise review of DCDFC Mahapatra stated that the development of colleges is a top priority for the government and that collectors should actively participate in the development process.

He also requested the collectors to examine the main problems that include the settlement of land under the name for the college, the separation of the Plus II wings from degree colleges, the speedy implementation of the development projects within the colleges, correct utilization of the public fund that is available under various schemes, and the development of an academic ecosystem on campus.

Collectors were tasked with convening sessions with various colleges for getting a first-hand view of their issues and prioritize them according to guidelines set by the department of higher education. Collectors from all districts informed the chief secretary of the infrastructural as well as other facilities available to colleges within their districts.

Commissioner for Development Pardeep Kumar Jena urged the collectors to utilize the funds from various sources in the best prudent way to gain more to enhance the quality in the performance of institutions.

Secretary of Higher Education Saswat Mishra, who participated at the review meeting She said that direct involvement of district administrators and collectors can resolve many issues at the ground much more quickly.

The collector will be the chairman of DCDFC of the district in question. The collector can nominate another member as needed at any time. The regional director/deputy director from the Regional Directorate of Education (RDE) will serve as the coordinator of the member. The principals of all the degree colleges, both aided and government-run district level officers of rural development, work general electricity, and public health departments will join the committee. A district magistrate in addition will serve as coordinator of the members, according to Mishra.