More than 1200 highly qualified graduates from premier institutions placed in backward areas to improve quality of technical education
To improve the quality of technical education and higher education in the backward areas of India, the Ministry of Human Resource and Development has recruited 1225 graduates from IITs and NITs to teach in Engineering colleges in states like Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Tripura, Rajasthan etc.
Human resource Development minister, Prakash Javadekar said that this initiative has been taken to bring new methods of teaching, encouraging innovation to provide enthusiasm to young minds. Javedekar believes that this initiative will help the aspiring youths to fulfill the Prime Minister's vision of education and development for all.
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More than 5000 highly qualified persons applied when a public appeal was made to the MTech and PhD students from the premier institutions to express interest to work in these backward areas and serve the nation. The entire selection process has been completed through a competitive and rigorous process done in a record 2-month period. 1225 candidates were selected and they have joined 53 colleges in these states. With this measure, more than 1 lakh engineering students in the most backward areas would be benefited with better quality education.