The 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.
Engineering: 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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Good 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
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.
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