17th June, 2019

AICTE to reward students and institutes offering rural service

It seems that incentives would reach the rural India ahead of the facilities.

The vice-chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Dr M P Poonia has said that the national body will offer distinct recognition to management colleges and students if they conduct skill-building exercises in rural areas of their catchments.

The announcement was made by Poonia at Odisha Management Colleges’ Association (OMCA) Conclave-2017.

What qualifies skill-building?

If the skilled villagers start earning Rs 6,000 per month, the students will be awarded on a national-level by AICTE.

Volunteering students will have to impart skills to 70 men and 30 women of a village.

Award for DPR on income generation

Poonia also declared that the students who choose to submit a detailed project report (DPR) on how to double the income of a village will also be awarded at the national level.

Financial rewards too

AICTE has also declared to extend financial support to those management colleges which can compile and send the list of the entrepreneur willing to guide the villagers.

AICTE would bear the entire expense of entrepreneurs coming from other parts of the country to Bhubaneswar for guiding the students.

Rural opportunity

There are a lot of opportunities in rural areas and management students must launch Startups in villages. Poonia encouraged the students to establish their own Startups.
There are around 6.5 lakh villages in the country.

The students should adopt the reverse trend of taking the skilled manpower from the urban to rural areas.

Under AICTE’s Margdarshan scheme, a mentor institute can conduct programmes for technical upliftment of member institutions. The mentor institutes will be financially assisted by the council.