Rajasthan and Gujarat governments have recently shown a huge interest in the education sector and have been willing and able to contribute to developments in the education sector through various methods. While the Gujarat Technical University (GTU) has planned to fund the projects of school students, MNIT, Jaipur recently adopted few Rajasthan villages to educate them digitally. A more recent development includes the Rajasthan Government planning to make a new college for hearing impaired students all over the state.
At the 55th convention of Rajasthan University and College Teachers Association held at Rajasthan University, the Chief Minister of the state, Vasundhara Raje, reportedly said, “We are working to establish a college for deaf students. This will be first of its kind in the country and discussions in this direction are going on.”
Not only catering to the needs of specially-abled students but also the teachers involved in the plan, she said, “Students share a very special bond with their teachers whose place is very sacred and high than that of parents. The values of ‘Guru-Shisya parampara’ (teachers-students relationship) should be restored so that we can save our present and future generation.”
Adding more news on the development of the state the CM stated that currently the state government employs over 1 lakh people and that skill development training is given to all of them. On the status of performance of the government-run schools, she said, “the marks percentage of the students studying in the government schools has improved significantly and more than 13 lakh students have joined government schools who were studying in private schools.”
Also, the CM announced that the designation of the college teachers is to be changed and that new rules and regulations in the education sector are to be defined to ensure that the future of the country, the students, are able to receive the best quality of education. She also pointed out that the teachers of the colleges should be focusing not only on teaching the students but also on several research topics. She assured the press that after making several amends in school education and improvising it to a certain level, it was time for the state government to focus on more such pressing matters such as improving the college education.
All of these announcements were made in the presence of several authorities of the education sector, including the State Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari.