The Times Of India – 3.9.2016 | 14:04 ISTWith nearly 70 per cent of the country’s population below the poverty line, there is an acute need for science in India.
And there are many places where the demand is highest.
But not every school has a suitable curriculum, which has to be adapted for different cultures.
To help students from all over the country to study their subjects, the government has launched a scheme that gives them a college degree in science.
In fact, for the first time in India, students can earn a college diploma in science, mathematics, physics and technology (STEM) at a state-run institution.
The state-led initiative has helped more than 4,500 students in the last three years, according to the Department of Science Education and Science.
“The initiative has brought in more than Rs 2,000 crore, which is an enormous amount,” Dr. M.V. Bala, the state-based head of the Department, told the newspaper.
“In the next two years, we will launch another initiative where students can get a degree in STEM.”
The students will be able to get a certificate in STEM at the institute, as well as a certificate for their university or college.
They will also get a diploma in technology.
The state-linked institute will take care of the rest of the fees.
The initiative will be launched on February 1.
There will be more than 3,000 institutions participating in the scheme.
The Centre has also announced that it will set up an organisation for all the states to create a national network of state-level STEM institutions.
There are about 20,000 students studying in state-affiliated colleges, including the National Institute of Science and Technology, National University of Technology (NUT) in Bangalore, and the Indian Institute of Technology.
The government has also launched an e-learning platform, called Indiatoday, for students who want to study in STEM.
Students in the national institute are eligible to get an eLearning certificate at a fee of Rs 2 lakh.
Currently, the national centre is able to provide students with training in the fields of electronics and computer science.
This can help them prepare for a job.