Bhopal : As many as 80 hostels for students will be constructed by the Public Works Department in Schools of Excellence premises of 40 District Headquarters under the scheme of the School Education Department. An amount of Rs. 316 crore 11 lakh will be spent on construction. Under the scheme, hostels in Subhash School of Excellence, Shivaji Nagar, Bhopal are already in operation. The Minister for Public Works, Shri Sajjan Singh Verma has instructed for completion of all the approved buildings with quality within the stipulated time.
A scheme to run hostel in the premises of schools of excellence has been prepared by the School Education Department in order to facilitate students of 41 selected districts, who have secured top marks in board examination of class 10 to enable them to prepare for competitive examinations. Hostels with 100 seat capacity each for girls and boys are being constructed in campuses of Schools of Excellence at district headquarters. A sum of Rs. 3 crore 85 lakh for construction of boys hostel will be spent, similarly approximately Rs. 3 crore 86 lakh will be spent to construct girls hostel. Hostels will be fully equipped with facilities of library, computer lab, training centre and wash rooms etc. Hostels have been designed in such a manner so that student could get a proper study environment.
Tenders for all the approved works have already been invited. Forty districts, in which these hostels have been approved include Ashok Nagar, Balaghat, Betul, Bhind, Burhanpur, Chhatarpur, Chindwara, Damoh, Datia, Dewas, Guna, Gwalior, Harda, Hoshangabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Katni, Khandwa, Mandsuar, Morena, Narsinghpur, Neemuch, Panna, Raisen, Rajgarh, Ratlam, Rewa, Sagar, Satna, Sehore, Seoni, Shajapur, Sheopur, Shivpuri, Sidhi, Singrauli, Tikamgarh, Ujjain, Umaria and Vidisha.