35 Incubation Centers to be Set up to Promote Start-Ups, Self-Employment | 26 Jul 2023

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On July 25, 2023, in the departmental review meeting chaired by Dr. Mohan Yadav, Higher Education Minister of Madhya Pradesh, was told that an action plan has been made to set up a total of 35 incubation centers so far to improve education quality, information technology and make youth employment oriented.

Key Points:

  • Higher Education Minister Dr. Yadav said that in order to make education quality, information technology and youth job-oriented, it was decided to set up incubation centers in all colleges and universities.
  • The Higher Education Minister said that incubation centers are being operated in seven universities, and the process of setting up incubation centers in 9 universities and 19 autonomous colleges is going on.
  • He informed that the Government of India has approved a proposal of Rs 5 crore for I-Technology Based Incubator at Devi Ahilya University, Indore.
  • Principal Secretary Higher Education KC Gupta informed that according to the AISHE report for the year 2020-21, the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) is 27.1 percent, which is close to the country's GER 27.3.
  • For the year 2021-22, a total of 88 percent data entry work of universities, colleges and stand-alone institutions of the state has been completed on the AISHE portal. The work of data entry for the year 2022-23 will be started from September-2023.
  • The Principal Secretary informed us that one government college in each division is being upgraded as a college of excellence. In the first phase, a proposal for additional budget has been sent to the Finance Department for the establishment of excellence colleges in 4 divisions Indore, Ujjain, Jabalpur and Gwalior and model colleges in 10 districts Morena, Datia, Panna, Satna, Anuppur, Khandwa, Sehore, Betul, Balaghat and Neemuch.