The Jammu and Kashmir administration has asked Rs 2,700 crore from the Centre for the development of higher education in the state.
The proposal said that the funds are needed for vocational training, entrepreneurship development, and student exchange programmes.
According to the proposal, about Rs 110 crore has been earmarked for the development of sports infrastructure and Rs 4 crore for student exchange.
The proposal states, “The students enrolled in the colleges of the State Government do not get the exposure to the latest trends in the field of education and are also not acquainted with the methodologies and the techniques adopted in various reputed institutions of learning for imparting curriculum and skill. Accordingly, a draft student exchange policy has been devised which will entail short-listing about 3,000 meritorious students each year for national and international programmes on student exchange in the reputed colleges and universities under a Memorandum of Understanding with these Institutions.”