ICT to come up on 200 acres in Jalna

Aurangabad: The state government on Tuesday said it would soon take tough action against aided schools that are reluctant to absorb additional teachers. State education minister Vinod Tawde announced that non-salary grants of the schools would be cut if the school management committees intentionally delay the appointments.

For the past few months the state government is making all out affords to accommodate more than 2,500 surplus teachers in various aided schools.
Apart from this, Tawde also announced that the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) would be set up in Jalna, for which, the government had earlier identified land in Aurangabad. The institue will now come up on 200 acres at Siraswadi located on Jalna city. It will be a deemed university.

“There were three to four options available with the government and after considering all the parameters, the land in Jalna was finalised. Moreover, it is important to see that the project is coming up in the region,” he said. Tawde said the institute would be equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and other required facilities. “We will soon start developing the basic facilities and hope to complete it very soon. However, we will not kick start new session till all the required facilities are in place,” he said. The government also has plans to develop an education hub in the region. “We are upgrading six polytechnic colleges to degree colleges; building hostels at different places to accommodate about 4,000 girls studying in Std XI and XII and setting up skill development institutes in the region,” he said.
A divisional sports complex will come up in the Latur in next couple of years at a cost of Rs 14 crore, which will be in addition to the complex in Garkheda in the city. Aurangabad will be the first division in the state to have two sports complexes.

Source: Times of India. Date: October 5 2016