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HP govt abolishes semester system under RUSA

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

The state government has decided to abolish semester system under Rashtriya Uchchatar Abhiyan (RUSA) for undergraduate courses in Himachal Pradesh.

This was announced by Education minister Suresh Bhardwaj while talking to mediapersons on Thursday evening.

He said that government considering the demands and also in view of the recommendations of the report of the Committee constituted to review the RUSA system, has decided to implement annual examination system for undergraduate classes BA, BCom and BSc in the colleges from the ensuing session.

The committee had been constituted under the chairmanship of former Vice-Chancellor Sunil Gupta to review RUSA and their report is being sent to the University authorities, he said.

“The Board of Studies and the University authorities will according take action and also set the syllabus,” he said.

He further said that for the first time in the state pre-primary classes will be started in 3,000 primary government schools, in wake of the high demand for the starting of the same.

Bhardwaj disclosed that the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has sanctioned

Rs 810 crore in principal to start vocational courses (VO) in 80 new schools, so far there were VC only in 23 schools.

Besides, permission has been granted for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) labs in 125 schools, he said, adding that so far ICT labs were running in 2-0 schools.