Jaipur, Dec 6 : Rajasthan Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari on Wednesday said all vacant posts in the state's higher education department will be filled by 2018.

"We have got approval from the authorities concerned. The final consent, hence, will be sent to RPSC (Rajasthan Public Service Commission) soon," she said, addressing a press conference in Jaipur to highlight the achievements of the BJP government in the education sector in the last four years.

The Minister said a teacher-students dialogue programme will be started in colleges. In every district, one college will be declared as the nodal centre where lecturers and students can communicate on different subjects.

Counting the achievements, the Minister said that in the last four years, 45 new colleges were started in the state. She said that funds to the tune of Rs 20 crore were distributed to five universities respectively. These universities were also renovated in a three-phased programme.

She added that industries and colleges have been linked in the state to encourage employment. A central placement cell has been made where 450 students have been provided with jobs.

"We are also taking efforts to make students fluent in English speaking skills. In this reference, we have introduced Hello English App. We have also started geo-tagging for colleges. Grading process has started in colleges and new subjects and divisions are being started here, she added.


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