TAD Launches Educational Initiatives for J&K Hostels

On Saturday, a series of reforms for hostels across Jammu and Kashmir were approved by the Tribal Affairs Departments of Jammu and Kashmir (TADs) with the aim of providing state-of-the-art educational facilities to tribal students and focus on results. quality education based on results and skill. A number of measures and programs have been approved by a committee at the Union Territory level, headed by TAD Secretary Shahid Iqbal Choudhary. These will be launched with immediate effect from the current academic year.

NEW HOSTEL STUDENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCED

The TAD has approved the “technology-enabled education system” for hostel students in Class 11, 12 and PG courses, according to an official statement.

Students will receive PC-tabs with pre-loaded study materials that include books, animations, mind maps, resource materials, and references.

The official further informed that students will be allowed to own a tab even after the course ends while adding that more than 1000 students will receive these tabs by July 31.

The Tribal Research Institute (TRI) was responsible for designing the courses and content of the tabs and distributing them to students, according to the official.

HOTEL REGISTRATION SYSTEM TO GET A BOOST

Further informing, the official further said that the tuition system of the hostels has also been boosted with the improvement of tutor fees for classes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12, raising them to Rs 3000, Rs 4,500 and Rs. 6,000 per month from Rs 1,000, Rs 1,200 and Rs 1,500 respectively.

He said the TAD has given notice that hostels will operate and continue to operate for 12 months instead of the current 10 month per year system in vogue in a bid to give educational facilities to students throughout the year.

SPECIAL LESSONS TO BE ORGANIZED DURING HOLIDAYS

The official further said, “Special classes will be conducted during the vacation period to upgrade students, including tribal students who volunteer to enroll in these classes.”

The committee also approved a 75 percent improvement in the daily feeding rate to Rs 175 per pupil per day with immediate effect from the current Rs 100 per pupil per day, the official added.

He further informed that the committee also recommended the increase to Rs 300 per student per day, to be considered in the revised budget.

PROPOSAL FOR 25 NEW HOSTELS REVISED

The official said the committee also considered the proposal for 25 new hostels, which are being approved for the current financial year at a cost of Rs 100 crore, as well as the completion of the stalled hostels, many of which were in waiting due to the lack of necessary approvals and code formalities for several years.

(With PTI inputs)

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