State government in collaboration with Union government has announced setting up of 30 model colleges across the state. The aim is to improve the standard and reach of Higher Education in Rajasthan. An investment of INR 8 crores has been fixed for each college, with the state government's contribution amounting to INR 2.67 crores. A sum of INR 270 crores would be initially pumped into the project. The project has been launched especially for the districts with a lower ratio of conscription in colleges. 30 districts will be covered under the scheme.
The model colleges will be equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities and would be spread over an area of 5-10 acres of land. NNE has compiled data on the current status of Higher Education institutions in Rajasthan, that describes that there are 14 government colleges; 13 private colleges; 8 Higher Studies colleges; 126 state colleges; 15 State Law colleges; 71 affiliated colleges, Research organization; 743 non-affiliated colleges; and 65 private law colleges. The state government has received proposals for 184 new colleges, 146 out of which are private co-ed colleges. Presently, only 24 out of total 241 Tehsils do not have a college.