‘Recommendations on increasing access to education for JK youth’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Sep 5: To increase access to educational opportunities for youths in Jammu and Kashmir, an expert group under C Rangarajan has recommended special scholarship schemes, faculty development programmes and special initiative by prominent schools for students enrolment.
"The group also suggested that in order to engage youths, 10-20 companies across industry be identified to partner with an educational institution and run special training programme to enhance employability of 8000 students per annum over a five year period," Labour and Employment Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said.
In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, he said the initiative would translate into 40,000 youths in the state becoming employable in various sectors across India.
The group has further suggested that private schools and educational institutions could be persuaded to accommodate children from J&K.
"The group suggested to bring together representatives from schools and academic institutions to make a commitment and persuade Delhi Public School and 150-odd other schools to set aside as many seats as required to meet such a commitment," the Minister said.
The Rangarajan committee was set up the J&K Government in August 2010 to formulate a job plan for the state, the report of which was released earlier this year.
Kharge said the recommendations also include awarding 5000 scholarships for the next five years.
"The group has also developed a scheme providing placement-driven and market driven skill training to 50,000 to one lakh youths in three to five years," he said.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 5 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 6 Sep 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM NATIONAL
ACHABAL-CHATAPAL UPGRADATION PROJECT
Shangus, Sep 5: In a novel protest, the residents of this South Kashmir area planted trees in the middle of the road and observed a complete shutdown on Monday, demanding resumption of work on Achabal More
- Srinagar City
6 years on, successive regimes fail to complete prestigious project aimed to revive glory of lifeline of Kashmir as it flows through the City
Srinagar, Sept 5: Due to slow pace of work on Jhelum beautification, the prestigious project has missed another deadline and chances of its completion in near future are bleak. The beautification of the More
- South Asia
Islamabad, Sep 5: A senior al-Qaeda leader, Younis Al Mauritani, responsible for planning and conduct of group's international operations was nabbed by Pakistani army with technical support from the US More
Shishan (Libya) Sep 5: Anti-Gaddafi fighters were playing a waiting game today after an official said negotiations for the surrender of the town of Bani Walid had failed and would not resume. China More