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Punjab to start 13 colleges this year

Out of the 13 colleges, 2 colleges are professional, 2 Model Degree and 9 are Degree colleges, said Surjit singh Rakhra , Higher Education Minister.

The construction work of these colleges was in full swing. He said that one professional, two model degree and nine other colleges would be started from the current session 2016-17.

He said 2 professional and 2 model degree colleges would start in collaboration with Rashtriya Uchttam Siksha Abhiyan (RUSA).

Two professional Government colleges, Punjab Arts and Sports College, Jalandhar and Punjab Aeronautical College of Engineering, Patiala would be opened with the investment of Rs 26 crore each.

He said the Punjab state has contributed excess share of Rs 6.47 crore, besides contributing its share in proportion to the ratio of 60:40 as center and state share.

He said the 70 per cent construction work of Punjab

Arts and Sports College, Jalandhar has been completed and the academia session would start from the current session.

He said although the construction of Punjab Aeronautical College of Engineering, Patiala would be completed this year but the academia would start from the next session.

Rakhra further informed that two model degree colleges are opened in Pathankot and Ferozepur with investment of Rs 12 crore each with the collaboration of RUSA, reported ToI.

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