Rajasthan government to fund for distant education

Published on August 25, 2022
Current Context: Rajasthan government to give grant for distant education for women students.
Rajasthan government to fund for distant education
  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot approved to reimburse the fees paid by women to institutions for higher education through distance education. Through this move, women can build their future by continuing their studies.
  • For this, the government has implemented the 'Girls Distance Education Scheme' in the state. For this scheme, a total of Rs 14.83 crore has been sanctioned and will benefit 36,300 girls and women every year.
  • Through this scheme, women who cannot regularly attend college and universities for various reasons will be connected to higher education through distance mode.
  • The scheme will provide reimbursement of fees for 16,000 seats in undergraduate level courses, 5,300 seats in postgraduate courses, 10,000 in diploma courses, 3,000 in PG Diploma courses, and 2,000 seats in certificate courses.
  • The beneficiaries of the scheme can continue their studies through distance education at the state government-aided universities, government colleges, and Vardhman Mahaveer Open University, Kota. The government in the 2022-23 budget has announced the implementation of the Girl Child Distance Education Scheme.
  • Static Knowledge:
    • CM of Rajasthan - Ashok Gehlot
    • Governor of Rajasthan - Kalraj Mishra

Question: 

Q.1 Which state government funds distant education for women students?
a. Gujarat
b. Bihar
c. Kerala
d. Rajasthan

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