Goa to get 2 edu estates: Kamat
Chief Minister Digambar Kamat on Monday said that an integrated education policy for Goa is in the final stage of formulation. He also said the government proposes to establish two educational estates for each district of Goa under the educational estates policy, an official press release said.
Kamat was making a presentation on the initiatives offered by the Goa government in higher and technical education in Goa during the panel discussion on the session on “Educational Reforms: Making the system deliver” at a function in Delhi.
The chief minister highlighted the Goa Scholar Scheme through which a one-time award of upto 15,000 USD are given for pursuing education abroad or Rs 2 lakh per annum for two years for perusing education in India. Kamat also highlighted the interest-free education loan scheme for higher education for pursuing the same abroad and in India.
Kamat said an interest-free loan of Rs 40,000 given to teachers to purchase laptops was repayable over a period of 10 years. Under the infrastructure development scheme for higher education, the state government sanctions a maximum of Rs 50 lakh. Of this, Rs 25 lakh is in the form of loan to be repaid over 15 years. The balance Rs 25 lakhs is sanctioned as subsidy. Kamat said Rs 6 crore have been spent so far. He also said that MoU has been signed with IIT, Mumbai for upgradation of Goa Engineering College
Goa Conferred Best State Awards
India Today has awarded the best state awards to the different states of the union for achieving outstanding success in various areas of the development.
The function was held today in New Delhi.
The State of Goa has been conferred with BEST STATE AWARDS in HEALTH, INVESTMENTS and MACRO ECONOMICS.
The awards are received by the Chief Minister of Goa Shri.Digambar Kamat.
Goa-world.com team Congratulates the Government of Goa for this excellent recognition.