Odisha government is soon going to launch Mo College campaign for development of colleges across the state. This abhiyan is announced by CM Naveen Patnaik. Under the Mo College campaign, the state govt. will distribute cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh to the best performing colleges in each block.
The main aim of Mo College Campaign is to connect the memories of the alumni with their colleges. The state government will make a decent budgetary provision to spread the campaign. All the active participants will make a part in the development journey.
The Mo College Campaign would be launched on the similar lines to that of Mo School programme.
Odisha Mo College Campaign 2019-2020
CM Naveen Patnaik announced Odisha Mo College Campaign during a discussion on admissibility of an adjournment motion notice in Assembly on 30 July 2019. The proposed Mo College Campaign will be started for development of colleges with the help of their alumni. The previous Mo School campaign provides a platform for former students to connect with their childhood memories and be a part of the change they want to see in their schools.
The state government is committed to development of higher education. Accordingly, the state govt. of Odisha will setup 6 new degree colleges at Balangir, Kalahandi, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal, Koraput and Gajapati districts under Rashtriya Uchchatar Siksha Abhiyan (RUSA). Till date, there are 52 government degree colleges and eight model colleges in Odisha.
Odisha govt. has taken various steps to fill up vacancies of teaching in staff in colleges. The students in Odisha are more inclined towards private colleges owing to large-scale vacancies in teaching staff and lack of infrastructure in government colleges. The main focus of the state govt. is on improving the overall quality of teaching.
Moreover, govt. will lay stress on the need of reorientation in teaching of history. Now the local heroes like Rana Pratap Singh would be given more importance over outsiders like Babar and Akbar. The state govt. has also decided that Sambalpur University must be trifurcated with two more universities at Bhawanipatna and Balangir.