In order to make the reach of students in the remote area for higher education, MP Bhoj Open University signed MoU to set up 134 study centres in Government colleges across State. The MoU was signed in presence of University Vice-Chancellor, college principals and State Minister of Higher Education Dr Mohan Yadav. On the occasion, the university also released a souvenir for the diploma programme in ‘Ramcharitmana’.
As per the understanding, 18 centres will be set up in Bhopal division, 9 in Hoshangabad, 24 in Jabalpur, 16 in Gwalior, 21 in Indore, Rewa 13, Ujjain 19, Sagar 14. Addressing the gathering, Minister Mohan Yadav said, “Bhoj University is making the reach of higher education in remote areas. It is expected that the university will help to reach the target of the state in making GER at a record 50 per cent level.”
Registrar LS Solanki said, currently Bhoj University has 277 study centres and 1.5 lakh, students. He said efforts are being made to run regional centres in its own building. Anupam Rajan, Principal Secretary DHE said, new study centre will help to connect more youngsters with higher education. Before organising the programme of MoU, Vice-Chancellor Dr Jayant Sonwalkar conducted a meeting to form committees for further responsibility distribution. The university has already set up its study centres in 277 Government colleges in two different phases throughout State.