Chandigarh: The Government of Punjab has decided to set up nine government colleges in educationally backward districts of the northern Indian state.
"One such college for girls would be opened in Amritsar," Punjab Education and Civil Aviation Minister Upinderjit Kaur said at a formal interaction with mediapersons on the sidelines of the concluding function of Punjabi Week by the Punjab Languages Department.
The state government had also decided to set up Indian School of Business in private collaboration at Mohali, which would have an institute of health sciences and manufacturing.
Meanwhile, with a view to filling up vacant posts in rural government schools, the Minister said that a massive rationalisation exercise had been undertaken under which 4,000 surplus teachers from urban schools had been shifted to rural schools.
She said the government had decided to fill up on priority basis the vacant posts of school teachers in mathematics, science, English and computers.
Kaur further said that the process of promotion of teachers which had been held up for a long time had already been initiated.