Punjab’s technical institutes directed to provide hostel facility to SC/ST students

Chandigarh/July 8
Punjab government on Monday asked all government and other technical institutes aided by it to construct hostels for SC/ST students to improve their enrollment in technical institutes.
Punjab’s technical institutes have been asked by the state government to provide hostel facility by availing the facilities provided All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
“AICTE has come out with a scheme for government and aided institutes that are approved by AICTE and have more than 150 SC and ST students in their institutes to provide funding of Rs 2 crore for construction of hostels for them,” said a Punjab government spokesperson, adding that the step has been taken to enhance the enrollment of SC/ST students as well as to improve the quality of education and research capabilities.
He added that the state government has directed all eligible institutes to avail the scheme for immediate implementation.