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Odisha to have New branch of IIM – MM Pallam Raju

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Odisha to have New branch of IIM
Centre is considering opening a branch of the Indian Institutes Management (IIM) in Odisha.

This was revealed by Union Minister for Human Resource Development Dr M Pallam Raju on Tuesday at Bhubaneswar.

Dr. Raju claimed that with assistance from the Centre, already 8,946 primary schools have been opened out of the proposed 9, 483 schools in the State.

Addressing a Press conference here at the Congress Bhawan, Raju said the total amount released to Odisha for school education from 2009 to 2013 is Rs 6,488.77 crore and specifically, during 2013-14, Rs 837.12 crore has been released.

The Central Government had sanctioned for 11,321 UP schools and of them 10, 797 schools have already been opened. Raju said that of the 30,591 dropouts identified during 2012-13, 4,383 were provided residential and 15,791 were provided non residential special training. During 2013-14, again 19,591 out-of-school children have been identified, he revealed.

Further, he said under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), a total of 92,337 teacher posts have been approved out of which 79,936 teachers have been appointed and steps have been taken to recruit the balance 12, 401 teachers during 2013-14.

All 182 Kasturaba Gandhi Balika Vidyalays (KGBVs) sanctioned in 2012-13 are operational and 18,174 girls have been enrolled in them.

An outlay of 8713.77lakh has been approved during 2013-14 for 182 KGBVs. Against the State's demand for 707 new schools under the Rastriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), the Centre has approved 1,909 schools, the Minister informed.

Besides, he said that the State Government's proposal to introduce vocational education in 30 Adarsha Vidyalaya in 2013-14 has been approved by the Union Government and the funds would be released very shortly.

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