100 community colleges to be set up proposes HRD Ministry

The Human Resource Development ministry has proposed to set
up 100 community colleges on a pilot basis in the 12th Five Year Plan.
The alternative system of education is targeted towards the disadvantaged section of
society which will offer job-oriented courses to students.

“With the continuing demand-supply mismatch, where some
colleges have cut-offs as high as 100 per cent, it is imperative to ensure a seat
for a local student seeking higher education in a college or institution in the
district in which he or she resides. It is expected that around one lakh
additional students can get access through first 100 community colleges
proposed to be set up on pilot basis and the number would rise as
implementation progresses. This will also ensure an increase in effective gross
enrolment ratio (GER),” said a HRD Ministry official. 

According to the proposal, community colleges will offer
two-year programme on various disciplines which will have employment
potentials, especially in industries. After completion of courses, students
will be awarded ‘associate degrees’. 

“Community colleges may have a few or many disciplines based
on the needs and employment potential,” the Ministry official added. 

The Ministry has proposed to identify 80 colleges under the
University Grants Commission (UGC) and 20 polytechnics under the All India
Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to set up 100 community colleges. 

“Some incentives from the government could be provided to
the institutions acting as community colleges in shifts when normal colleges do
not utilise their infrastructure including laboratories or classrooms). These
could be mandatorily accredited by the accrediting agencies on satisfaction of
set norms and with mandatory disclosures,” another HRD Ministry official said.

[Source: Deccan Herald]

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15 thoughts on “100 community colleges to be set up proposes HRD Ministry”

  1. It is the excellent work done by the UGC , It should be needed more than 10 years before but der ayad , durast ayad funda will applicable here. I have some suggestion regarding this
    The Community college may be opened purely in the Rural INDIA, before opening of these courses , a through survey is must regarding the demand of the public/ Industry of near by area.
    We are appraise the work of UGC & HRD & GOI and offering ourself to run a Community colleg in Our Polytechnic i.e Chaudhary Matu Ram ARYA Govt Polytechnic SANGHI in Distt Rohtak Haryana Which is surrounded& back up by more than 30 villages of the District Rohtak

  2. The Idea is an excellent one. Good inititative by HRD ministry. We at ILSASS have already started working in this direction under the able direction of Dr C L Patel, Chairman, Chrutar Vidy Mandal, Vallabh Vidyanagar, situtated in Anand district of Gujarat.

  3. Thanks to UGC, MHRD, AICTE and ofcourse to GOI to take such decision.
    Community colleges will help the local youth to become self dependent and the crisis of skilled man power in near by industry will definitely improve. As we see most of the industries are in rural india, so it will help rural youth to get job and where migration of people from villages to cities will reduce which will be a good sign for the metros & cities.

  4. Ours is an Institute conducting courses on MSW & MSc Counselling Psychology. Can we register as a Community College under HRD Ministry? What is the procedures?

  5. Respected sir’s, Please kindly guide us , aswe wish to start MHRD recognized medical courses of Complementary Alternate medical courses affiliated by govt of India, recognized by UGC / AICTE & MCI at south east India in Kerala or Tamil Nadu . as we heard that 100 community colleges are to be started soon.So If you are helping our organization to start community colleges ,please inform us how the proccedures to start a community college in our area for the welfare of national minority muslims & other minority classes earliest.