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Bihar govt moves to reserve 33% seats in state medical, engineering colleges for girls

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Nitish Kumar Bihar College seatsCM Nitish Kumar mentioned that the state is planning to open engineering faculties in each district whereas new medical faculties have additionally come up in some districts.

The Bihar authorities led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has drawn up plans to order 33 per cent seats in state medical and engineering faculties for woman college students. If permitted, Bihar would turn out to be the primary state within the nation to take action. In line with experiences, the Nitish authorities is working to deliver two new Payments, specifically the Bihar Engineering Universities Invoice and Bihar Medical Training Invoice within the subsequent Meeting session to present formal approval to the proposal. The transfer might get assist even from the opposition members given the large function performed by ladies voters within the state.

Bihar has 2,035 engineering seats 38 faculties and 1,330 medical and BDS seats in 11 medical faculties run by the state authorities. Stories quoting a authorities official mentioned that whereas the share of ladies in authorities medical faculties is about 30 per cent, their illustration in engineering faculties may be very much less at about 15 per cent.

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CM Nitish Kumar mentioned that the state is planning to open engineering faculties in each district whereas new medical faculties have additionally come up in some districts. “Allow us to reserve one-third of seats in medical and engineering faculties [for girls]. It will enhance the variety of ladies in technical schooling. Will probably be a singular factor…. The entire thought is to make sure that Bihar college students do not need to exit of the state for technical schooling,” he mentioned at a assessment assembly.

The federal government additionally mentioned a proposal to arrange unique engineering and medical universities within the state. Nitish Kumar mentioned that the transfer would assist in higher administration of medical and engineering faculties. The federal government has proposed to arrange 4 new universities.

Nitish Kumar’s earlier transfer of prohibiting liquor within the state and offering bicycles to the woman college students have labored very properly in his favour. The transfer to order seats for feminine college students can also be being touted as a political masterstroke by the chief minister. Stories mentioned that this may assist him in consolidating ladies votes resulting in the creation of ‘caste impartial constituencies.

The NDA authorities led by Kumar had reserved 50 per cent seats for women in main colleges and 35 per cent in secondary colleges on the panchayat ranges in 2006. The state had already reserved 35 per cent jobs for girls within the police and 33 per cent in different authorities jobs. The federal government additionally gives a money incentive of Rs 50,000 to ladies who go their commencement with a view to encourage them to pursue larger schooling.

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