With an aim to improve the standard of higher education, the Uttarakhand government has launched its own version of ‘Super-30’, similar to the one in Bihar where 30 meritorious students from over the state are given free coaching to get ready to the IITs.
Another similar scheme, sponsored by the state government, is likewise being introduced for civil services aspirants, Higher Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat said at a function held at the Himalayan University Jollygrant to award meritorious students.
Declaring a third scheme for postgraduates, Rawat said 100 such meritorious students will likewise be chosen every year for doing PHD and will be given financial assistance by the government.
The minister said the steps are being taken to bring about substantial improvement in the standard of higher education in the state.
He additionally said that unfurling the tricolor, singing the National Anthem and the national melody had been made compulsory in every college of the state.
Giving away awards to the top scorers at the function, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said every educated individual after achieving success in life should pay their debt to the society by educating individuals who can’t bear the cost of it.
“Uttarakhand has 89 percent literacy rate which implies 11 percent are still illiterate. Meritorious students can make a contribution towards this,” he said.