Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha, on August 7, informed the seventh meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog in New Delhi that a Drone Technology Centre is being opened at a cost of Rs 5 crore in Tripura Institute of Technology for promoting the use of drones.
“Tripura University has set up an Incubation Centre where two incubation projects of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) have been initiated by two groups which will benefit the students. The state engineering college is developing an innovation centre with the funding of the Department of Information Technology, Tripura for facilitating IT innovators to undertake their innovative projects,” Saha said in the meeting.
He also informed that around nine decisions were taken by the state government as part of future-readiness initiatives and they include crop diversification and achieving self-sufficiency in oilseeds and pulses, and other Agri commodities, implementation of National Education Policy, one urban governance and etc.
Apart from that, he said universities of the state are taking steps to introduce Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) for all the Higher Education institutions to provide students with freedom in acquiring degrees across institutions in the country. He said to encourage girl students to pursue higher education, the state government has made education free for girl students up to PG level and scholarships are also being provided.
He also informed that the curriculum and syllabi of the subjects offered in general degree colleges are being reframed to incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to take care of employability prospects, irrespective of the combination of subjects at UG or PG level.
“The state university and central university have a plan to introduce four years degree program with multiple entry/exit options in all degree colleges. A multidisciplinary program will be started in all colleges from 2022-23. The state has introduced skill development programs like web developer, yoga instructor, mushroom grower, beauty therapists, etc., to make graduating students employable,” he said.
The CM further said that the state is setting up a National Law University for providing quality law education in the state and for this the state legislature has already passed the Act.