Bhubaneswar, Jul 29 (UNI) For the first time in the country Orissa government today launched a project to link all colleges, including technical and universities, through e-network.
The project ''e- college'' was launched by Biju Janata Dal(BJD) Rajya Sabha member Pyarimohan Mohapatra at the conference of Principals of colleges, organised here by the Higher Education Department.
The network has all the information about number of seats in various disciplines in a college, subject taught, salary and litigation, if any, and one could get any information through the network without approaching the Director's office.
As many as 96 government colleges and 488 aided colleges of the state were included in the e-college project on the inaugural day today.
Official sources said the other colleges of the state would be included in the network later in phases.
Speaking on the occasion Higher Education Minister Samir Dey appealed to the principals and universities authorities to help implement the reform in educational sector to produce more talents.
Instead of sticking to the traditional method the teachers should adopt IT and introduce other new subjects to march with the time.
Mr Dey said the teachers should try to improve the quality of education and look into the interest of the students while demanding the government to fulfill their various demands.
The Minister regretted that though the teachers had several rounds of discussions with the government over their demand but they had never come with any suggestion so as how to improve the quality of education.
Mr Dey said the government had already increased the budgetary allocation for the development of higher education and made several reforms to improve the quality of education.
But some of the colleges, he said, had yet to implement them. The onus now lies with the Universities and Principals to implement them Mr Dey said and warned stern action in case of any violation.
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