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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The University Grants Commission (UGC) will monitor the progress of work done by Institutions which received funding under Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) scheme.

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal will review the RUSA scheme in every three months.

While chairing a review meeting on Rashtriya Ucchtar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) in New Delhi today, Pokhriyal asked the officials to strengthen the RUSA scheme. He also directed to draw plans on educating additional 3.5 crore students to increase GER to 50% by 2035, PIB statement read.

A total of 7 crore students with employable skills that suits local conditions should pass out from our colleges and Universities, he added.

The Union Minister further said that to reach the last mile students, online distance learning and infrastructure development should be encouraged across the country. He also stressed that education should lead to local employment. Education in Degree College should be aligned with “One district one product” plan.

(With PIB Inputs)

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