To establish 21 new colleges the government will spend Rs 105 crore, where every college going student would be made computer literate for improving employable opportunities, chief minister Virbhadra Singh stated.
Speaking at a function of opening a computer center at the local government girl’s college, the chief minister said that a budget provision of Rs 5 crore per new college had been made in the budget. Opening of 21 colleges in a single year was a record and emphasis would be laid on colleges opened in backward and tribal areas, he added.
He said that computer laboratories were being opened in all government colleges. In the first phase an amount of Rs 3.04 was being spent on providing computer centers in 26 colleges which should be ready by September. In all an amount of Rs 7.79 crore would be spent for equipping the colleges with computers. Every laboratory would be equipped with the state of art computer hardware and software having broadband, internet, LAN and Multimedia projector facilities, he said.
On the occasion, the chief minister also laid the foundation of a Rs 5.76 crore new Arts and Administrative Block for the girls college.