The city beautiful, Chandigarh is all set for good news. After being accredited in the Grade A category, the highest, by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) , now three of its colleges are looking to be developed as smart educational institutions.
These three colleges namely, the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11; the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42; and the Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, will upgrade their infrastructure and introduce smarter classrooms.
For this, the State Higher Education Council (SHEC) has received a Rs 4 crore grant from the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), under the Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan (RUSA). Under RUSA, in the past, the UT Administration had sought Rs 200 crore for improvement of infrastructural facilities at Panjab University and other colleges in the city. However, this year the infrastructural requirements of colleges are on the list of the city’s agenda.
The council will consider construction of ramps, hostels, new buildings and facilities like gymnasium halls after the MHRD allocates the annual budget for each of the city colleges.