MP graduates with 75% attendance to get smartphones

Bhopal: Graduate students in colleges of Madhya Pradesh will be gifted smartphones if they have at least 75 percent attendance, according to a state government scheme announced on Wednesday.

Higher and Technical Education Minister Umashankar Gupta said students of two academic sessions — 2014-15 and 2015-16 — will be given smartphones by April 2016.

Gupta said high-quality smartphones will be procured by the government in a transparent manner.

The government will buy around 4.5 lakh phones, he said.