The Kejriwal Government has released Rs 100 crores in the first quarter for its fully funded 12 colleges under Delhi University. On Wednesday, Higher Education Minister Ms. Atishi informed about this through a press conference. She shared that since the Kejriwal Government came to power in Delhi, the budget allocated to these colleges has tripled, which shows the government’s commitment to education.

Speaking about the government’s vision to keep education on priority always, the Higher Education Minister said, “Ever since the government led by Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal came to power in Delhi, the education sector has been given the largest share in the budget every year.”

She added that there are several universities in Delhi included in the higher education system of the Delhi government, including Ambedkar University, DTU, NSUT, DSEU, etc. In addition to all these, the 12 colleges of Delhi University also play an important role in higher education in Delhi, which are fully funded by the Kejriwal government. These colleges play an important role as they work to provide education to girls in rural areas of Delhi. “I am happy to say that this time the Delhi government has allocated a large amount in the budget for these 12 fully funded colleges, compared to previous years,” shared the Education Minister.

The Education Minister further said, “In the financial year 2023-24, an amount of Rs 400 crores has been allocated by the government. Out of this, the first quarter of Rs 100 crores is being released today. It is the vision of Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal to provide access to quality higher education to every child in Delhi. To ensure the same the fund of these 12 colleges is being increased by the government every year.”

She further said, “Since the Kejriwal government came to power, the funds allocated to these colleges have tripled in the past 8 years. In 2014-15, these colleges were allocated 132 crore rupees, and today in 2023-24, the allocation has increased threefold to 400 crore. There are issues of financial mismanagement in these colleges, but the Kejriwal government has decided that the teachers and students of these colleges should not suffer due to management or administrative flaws. Although some colleges are currently undergoing audits, the Delhi government is laying emphasis on the welfare of teachers, ensuring that they receive their salaries, medical benefits and pension benefits that were delayed due to financial mismanagement. Therefore, the Delhi government is issuing a fund of 100 crore rupees for these 12 colleges under the Delhi University.”

The Minister of Higher Education said that if any financial irregularities are found in any college after the audit process, strict action will be taken against the administration. However, the teachers should not worry as they will receive their salaries on time, as well as timely medical and pension benefits. This is the objective with which the Kejriwal government is releasing a fund of 100 crore for these 12 colleges.

In the year 2014-15, the allocation to these colleges was Rs 132 crores. In the year 2015-16, Rs. 147 crores were allocated to these colleges. In the year 2016-17, Rs. 156 crores were allocated. In the year 2017-18, Rs. 171 crores were allocated. In the year 2018-19, Rs. 213 crores were allocated. In the year 2019-20, Rs. 235 crores were allocated. In the year 2020-21, Rs. 265 crores were allocated. In the year 2021-22, Rs. 308 crores were allocated. In the year 2022-23, Rs. 361 crores were allocated. This year, an amount of Rs. 400 crores has been allocated to these 12 colleges so that they can establish better facilities for all the students studying in them.

List of 12 fully funded colleges by Delhi Government

-Acharya Narendra Dev College
-Aditi Mahavidyalaya
-Bhagini Nivedita College
-Bhaskaracharya College
-Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College
-Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar College
-Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences
-Keshav Mahavidyalaya
-Maharaja Agrasen College
-Maharshi Valmiki College of Education
-Shaheed Rajguru College
-Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies

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