Replying to a question during the Question Hour by Madan Prajapat, minister of state for technical education Subhash Garg said, the state government was also considering revision of syllabus and introducing courses in mechatronics engineering and automobile design in polytechnic colleges.
He said the government will open new polytechnic colleges for women at district-level to provide quality education. The government has introduced a choice-based credit system from the 2017-18 session in Rajasthan Technical University, Kota, he said.
The minister said that government has signed MoUs with several educational institutes which had helped students in setting up 13 start-ups in the past few years.
The Rajasthan Technical University in Kota conducted 180 training programmes for students to provide them with better employment prospects. Rs 1 crore budget was proposed in the year 2018-19 to run the programmes, he added.
82,611 teachers post vacant in the state:
Jaipur: There were effectively 82,611 vacancies of teachers in the state, education minister Govind Singh Dotasra informed the assembly on Monday.
He was replying to a starred question by opposition leader Gulab Chand Kataria.
Dotasra said in some cases the appointment process has been completed and the delay was caused due to litigation. Effectively, they also counted under vacancy as they had not joined duty. After excluding the posts for which the process of appointment was completed by the department, the total number of vacancies was 58,324.
The category wise vacant posts are: principals 1,682, headmaster 1,158, lecturer 9,912, physical instructors Gr-I 224, senior teachers 13,990, physical instructors Gr-II 496 and Gr- III 5,056, teachers Gr III Level-I 11,906 and level-II 13,940.
He said the total number of vacancies in secondary education is 40,949 and of primary education is 17,375. Thus, the total number of vacant posts is 58,324. But on the ground level the number of vacancies is 82,611 as the teachers whose appointment process has been completed had not yet joined the department.
The minister accused the previous government of not filling up vacancies on time leading to the backlog of posts. “You have announced filling up one lakh teachers’ posts at the end of your tenure due to which you could not complete. Now we are in power and we will do it fast,” said the minister.