Social Infrastructure

Higher Education

Higher EducationThe Directorate / Commissionerate of College Education was set up in 1958 for the administration and development of higher education in the Rajasthan State. In 1958 there were only 40 Colleges (24 Government, 13 Aided And 03 Unaided) under the Control of the Commissionerate. The Commissionerate is working under the control and administration of the Commissioner of College Education, Rajasthan, Jaipur.

The Commissionerate plays an important role in bringing about the quantitative and qualitative improvement in the higher education in the State. The main function of Commissionerate is to supervise the functioning of the colleges in the State and to regulate their administration according to Government rules.

The budget distribution and the control of expenditure in Government Colleges is done by Commissionerate. Apart from this the Grant-in-aid is also provided to 71 Non Government Colleges. The placement of teaching and non-teaching staff, service matters and the academic control of all colleges is done by the Commissionerate.

The Commissionerate helps the colleges in obtaining development grants from the U.G.C. and also helps in implementing programmes like N.S.S., Rover Scouting, youth Programmes etc. It also provides grants for organization of the academic conferences and seminars. The deputation to refresher courses and other academic programmes is also done by the Commissionerate.

The Commissionerate is having six zonal offices situated at Ajmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Kota and Jaipur. The Department of Higher Education is being administered at Secretariat level by Principal Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Asst. Secretary and one OSD.

The Commissionerate has 27 officers who deal with (a) UGC (b) 12 Universities (c) 4 Deemed Universities (d) 117 Government Colleges (e) 751 Private Colleges & 9 Self Financing Colleges.

Technical Education

Technical EducationEngineering: Private sector participation in technical education has yielded good results. The total number of engineering colleges in the private sector has gone up to 40 in the session 2006-2007. A new Engineering College as faculty of Engineering in MLS, University, Udaipur as also started functioning from the session 2005-06. Thus, including 6 previously running engineering colleges in the public sector, total 47 Engineering Colleges are functioning in the State; the total intake capacity has gone up to 15715 in the year 2006-07. 

The State Government is promoting Private Sector Participation in the field of Technical Education and has conveyed its consent to All India Council for Technical Education for all proposals pertaining to establishment of Technical Institutions in the State in Private Sector. 

Master of Computer Application (MCA): The number of private MCA institutes in the State has gone up to 21 in the year 2006-07. Thus, including 5 public sector MCA institutes, the total number of MCA institutes is now 26; the intake capacity of M.C.A. courses is 1530 students per year in 2006 - 2007. 

Master of Business Administration (MBA): Private sector participation has also led to an increase in MBA institutes and the number has gone up to 53 in 2006-07. At present, 48 institutes are conducting MBA course and 5 institutes are functioning in the Govt. sector. The total intake capacity of the institutions conducting MBA course is 3325 students per year. The State Government is promoting Private Sector Participation in the field of Technical Education and has conveyed its consent to All India Council for Technical Education for all proposals pertaining to establishment of M.B.A. Institutions in the State in Private Sector.

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Medical and Health

Medical and HealthGood Health is the biggest wealth of any country. The Medical, Health and Family Welfare department of the State is working towards the achievement of Health For All. The biggest challenge is the provision of health care in the tough geographical terrain with extreme climatic conditions and the vast diversity of socio-cultural groups. Rajasthan is a state that has rapidly grown from a population of 16 million in 1951 to 56.5 million in 2001. Growing at the rate of more than 2 per cent per annum, it is likely to touch a figure of 80 million by the year 2025, thereby presenting a greater challenge to meet the requirements of the people. 

The preventive, promotive and curative services are provided through a vast infrastructure of 220 hospitals which include the 24 hospitals attached to the Medical Colleges and 32 District hospitals, 325 Community health centres, 1743 Primary health Centres, 118 MCH centres, 204 Dispensaries and 10512 Subcentres and 40187 beds. There is also a large network of the private sector clinics and hospitals

National Rural Health Mission

Despite considerable gains in health status over the past few decades in terms of increased life expectancy, reductions in mortality and morbidity serious challenges still remain. 

In order to meet the challenges of high Infant and Maternal Mortality rates and also to provide safeguards against serious diseases the State Government has initiated programmes and schemes



  • The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) was launched in May 05 with the goal of ensuring effective healthcare through a range of interventions at individual, household, community, and at the health system levels. The Mission adopts a synergistic approach by relating health to determinants of good health viz. segments of nutrition, sanitation, hygiene and safe drinking water. It also aims at mainstreaming the Indian systems of medicine to facilitate health care. The Strategies include increasing public expenditure on health, reducing regional imbalance in health infrastructure, pooling resources, integration of organizational structures, optimization of health manpower, decentralization and district management of health programmes, community participation and ownership of assets, induction of management and financial personnel into district health system, provision of a female health activist in each village and operationalizing community health centers into functional hospitals meeting Indian Public Health Standards in each Block of the Country.
  • Rajasthan State Health Systems Development Project is a World Bank supported project of Rs 472.56 crores for improvement in health systems and skills of the personnel and improved infrastructure in 238 facilities, which includes buildings, drugs, equipment, furniture and Biomedical Waste Management.
  • Sanjivani programme is an initiative to provide Specialist services at remote CHCs in 15 districts of Rajasthan.
  • Chief Minister's Jeevan Raksha Kosh: This scheme launched in 1999-2000 provides financial assistance to those living below poverty line and suffering from serious diseases.
  • Medicare Relief Card: This scheme was started in 1999 in which Medicare Relief Cards are given to the members of all the families living below the poverty line in rural and urban areas. The Cardholders are entitled for free medical treatment in all the Government facilities.
  • Chief Minister's Sahayata Kosh for those persons who are not BPL Card holders but with income below Rs 24000 a year are entitled to 40% reimbursement of the cost for Valve replacement in the heart, Bypass surgery, Kidney transplant and treatment of Cancer.

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