TAD Establishes a 100-bed Hostel for PG Tribal Girls

SRINAGAR: A 100-bedded hostel for girl students was formally made operational by the Tribal Affairs Department (TAD) at Jammu. TAD Secretary, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary did the honours.

The hostel provides accommodation to 100 girl students enrolled in Post-graduate courses in Universities and Colleges. The enrolled students are also being provided scholarships and enhanced diet rates have been made implemented. The hostel has modern furniture and quality accommodation and educational support system.

Dr Shahid approved the provision of one bus for the hostel students and also informed that a WiFi facility, CCTV cameras, and library facility will also be provided in the hostel shortly.  The students were also provided computer tabs with Pre-loaded educational content.  He also informed that a PG girls hostel on similar lines is also being established at Srinagar shortly.

The Department is also providing sports facilities in the hostels, avenues for extracurricular activities, Skilling courses, exposure visits and other facilities for a holistic educational development of students.

It is pertinent to mention there that out of the 25 hostels recently initiated by the department one girls PG Hostel each has been approved for Jammu and Srinagar for which land has been earmarked and funds released to DCs for execution of project.  In view of time required for completion of projects the department has started hostels under outsourced space as per norms.

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