Ten traditional universities of the state including BRABU have been left out of UGC’s Sarathi scheme. Only Patna University has been selected from Bihar in Sarathi scheme. UGC has released the list of selected universities from across the country on its website. UGC has started Sarathi scheme to promote the new education policy. Applications were invited from all universities for this scheme in May 2023. Universities have been selected based on application and resources. Registrar of Bihar University, Prof. Sanjay Kumar said that an application will be made after finding out how to include Bihar University again in this scheme.
Students will be trained under Sarathi scheme
Under UGC’s Sarathi scheme, university and college students will be given training in skill development and communication skills. Students will be given information about the new education policy. UGC says that after training the students will be given the responsibility of explaining the benefits of the new education policy to other students. UGC says that only those students who will be selected from universities and colleges will be called Sarathi.
Selection of two universities from Jharkhand and four from UP
More universities from neighboring states Jharkhand and UP were selected in the list released by UGC. Two out of 12 universities of Jharkhand and four of UP have been selected for this scheme. One university out of 11 has been selected from Bihar. Apart from this, six universities have also been selected from Madhya Pradesh.
Objectives of Sarathi Scheme:
The objective of Sarathi scheme is to spread awareness about the new education policy in the university campus. Apart from this, to implement the new education policy, activities have to be conducted in universities and colleges and students have to participate in it. Apart from this, the feedback of students’ opinion on the new education policy has to reach UGC.
Students who become charioteers will run the campaign
The students who become charioteers will campaign in colleges and universities for the new education policy. Sarathi will reach out to other student groups. Students participating in the Sarathi scheme will also do the work of putting up posters in college and university campuses about the new education policy. Apart from this, students will also promote the new education policy on social media.