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Odisha: Higher Education Dept To Soon Come Under 5T


12 December 2019

OMMCOM NEWS


Bhubaneswar: The Higher Education Department will soon come under the purview of 5T initiatives.

The department has drawn up and approved a 17-point action plan for the purpose. The Department through a letter issued yesterday has submitted the approved action plan to the Planning & Convergence Department.

Through the letter, the Department has also intimated the Planning & Convergence Department that Snigdha Champatiray has been made the Nodal Officer for the purpose of coordinating 5-T initiatives in the Department.

Here’s the 17-point action of the Higher Education Department.

1. Formation of a Scholarship council.

2. Monitoring teachers' attendance (7 hours duty) through biometric device.

3. Students attendance of minimum. 75% required for appearing end term examination must be ensured strictly.

4. Guidelines for distribution of free Laptop to meritorious students should be changed by providing for preparation of merit list district/block-wise (not state-wise) so that meritorious students of all districts/blocks get benefit out of it. A provision for income criteria should be brought in to exclude students of well- to-do families being benefitted under the scheme.

5. Scholarship guideline should also be changed by providing for preparation for merit list district/block-wise (not state-wise) so that meritorious students of all districts/blocks get the benefit.

6. Students feedback on SAMS.

7. Programmes for motivating teachers including exposure visit to outside the State/Country.

8. To activate career counselling cells in Universities and reputed colleges.

9. Skilling of students of degree colleges to enhance their employability including soft skills such as spoken English, etc.

10. Coaching of Odia students for All India Service examinations. Guidelines to be changed to sponsor students to take coaching and avail facilities outside Odisha.

11. Provision for incentive to colleges and teachers for getting accredited under NAAC and also for moving to higher ranks.

12. Universities and colleges to develop excellence in a few subjects/courses so as to rank as one of the best institutions of the country to attract outside students.

13. Establishment of "Mo College" platform whereby college alumni/other interested persons can contribute to the development of the college.

14 To take care of the aspiration of students passing out class-12 in educationally disadvantaged Blocks to study degree courses, especially in Science.

15. A uniform transfer policy for teachers and non-teaching staff.

16. Guidelines for Governing Body/ Executive Councils of Colleges to be amended to ensure achieving the goal of quality education.

16. Guidelines for Governing Body/ Executive Councils of Colleges to be amended to ensure achieving the goal of quality education.

17. System for quick redressal of grievances in H.E.D & DHE (Vacancies to be filled up and PMU to be set up for grievance redressal).

It may be pointed out here that 5T stands for the five parameters—team work, technology, transparency, transformation and time limit.

A Department of 5T (Transformation & Initiatives) has been created to carry out the initiative under the Chief Minister’s direct supervision.