Hostels

Hostels for marginalized students at 10 colleges under PM-YASASVI in Odisha – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

BHUBANESWAR: Colleges struggling to accommodate residential students, especially from marginalized communities in rural areas, will soon receive new hostels under the PM-Young Achievers Scholarship Scheme for Vibrant India (PM-YASASVI).

The central government-sponsored program is particularly aimed at getting students – from socially and educationally disadvantaged classes – to study at better colleges, both technical and general, in urban areas.

The Higher Education Department on Wednesday sent a list of 10 colleges in dire need of additional hostels to accommodate marginalized students, to the ST&SC Development Department. As per government order, the hostels will mainly focus on accommodating OBC students.

The colleges are Rajdhani College in Bhubaneswar, SCS (Puri), Vikram Dev (Jeypore), Government College (Rourkela), Dharani Dhar (Keonjhar), Niranjan Women’s College (Aska), Govt Women’s College (Dhenkanal), Panchayat Degree College (Bargarh ), Netaji Subash Bose College (Sambalpur) and Kuntala Kumari Sabat Women’s College (Balasore).

Three of them need boys’ homes. With an increasing number of students being admitted to colleges, institutions need hostels with a capacity of 100 to 300 places. According to the scheme, the government will spend Rs 3 lakh per hostel seat.

While the cost of building the boys’ homes will be shared between the Center and the state on a 60/40 ratio, the Center will provide 90% financial assistance to the state government in the case of the girls’ homes. . The college concerned will have to provide free land within the campus for this.

According to the program, the college must provide as many hostel seats to incoming OBC students as the hostel sanction order.

“However, this additional accommodation must also be regulated in other hostels to avoid the hostel being referred to exclusively as an ‘OBC hostel’. This implies that if a 100-bed hostel has been sanctioned under the scheme, the college will provide an additional 100 places for OBC students, but it may spread
on all other hostels of the institute,” the program document adds.

BHUBANESWAR: Colleges struggling to accommodate residential students, especially from marginalized communities in rural areas, will soon receive new hostels under the PM-Young Achievers Scholarship Scheme for Vibrant India (PM-YASASVI). The central government-sponsored program is particularly aimed at getting students – from socially and educationally disadvantaged classes – to study at better colleges, both technical and general, in urban areas. The Higher Education Department on Wednesday sent a list of 10 colleges in dire need of additional hostels to accommodate marginalized students, to the ST&SC Development Department. As per government order, the hostels will mainly focus on accommodating OBC students. The colleges are Rajdhani College in Bhubaneswar, SCS (Puri), Vikram Dev (Jeypore), Government College (Rourkela), Dharani Dhar (Keonjhar), Niranjan Women’s College (Aska), Govt Women’s College (Dhenkanal), Panchayat Degree College (Bargarh ), Netaji Subash Bose College (Sambalpur) and Kuntala Kumari Sabat Women’s College (Balasore). Three of them need boys’ homes. With an increasing number of students being admitted to colleges, institutions need hostels with a capacity of 100 to 300 places. According to the scheme, the government will spend Rs 3 lakh per hostel seat. While the cost of building the boys’ homes will be shared between the Center and the state on a 60/40 ratio, the Center will provide 90% financial assistance to the state government in the case of the girls’ homes. . The college concerned will have to provide free land within the campus for this. According to the program, the college must provide as many hostel seats to incoming OBC students as the hostel sanction order. “However, this additional accommodation must also be regulated in other hostels to avoid the hostel being referred to exclusively as an ‘OBC hostel’. This implies that if a 100-bed hostel has been sanctioned under the scheme, the college will provide an additional 100 places for OBC students, but it can be spread across all other hostels in the institute,” the program document adds.