Chandigarh, Dec 23 (UNI) The Haryana Technical Education Department has formulated guidelines for each private Engineering College to adopt students from Government Schools located in the rural areas.
While stating this today, Technical Education Minister, A C Choudhry said that these guidelines had been issued for the intensive counseling and monitoring of these colleges in order to attract 10+2 students from weaker sections of society and rural areas towards higher technical education.
He said that each Engineering College of the State was directed to adopt at least five students each from five Government Senior Secondary Schools offering science subjects, situated in the rural areas as per their convenience for counseling and monitoring.
As many as 108 topper students of Haryana Government Schools have got direct admission in the Engineering Colleges and Polytechnics of the State during the current academic year, he added.
The Minister said that one seat each had been reserved for the direct admission of toppers of Government School students in Engineering Colleges and Polytechnics. In all, 48 topper students from the Haryana Government Senior Secondary Schools were given admission in Engineering Colleges and 60 topper students from Haryana Government High Schools were given admission in Polytechnics for the session 2007-08.
Mr Choudhry said that to provide more opportunities to the rural students, pre-engineering course equivalent to 10+2(Non-Medical) of School Education Board Haryana would be introduced from the next academic session. Under this scheme, 50 per cent students to be admitted in pre-engineering would be from Haryana Rural Schools and all students belonging to the families living below poverty line would be provided tuition fee waiver.
The Minister said that all these measures of the State Government was aimed at motivating and enabling the students of Government Schools belonging to weaker sections and coming from remote areas to qualify the entrance tests of Technical Courses by providing special training and coaching required for these tests and also to expose them to available career opportunities.