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Higher Education

Stationery making in varsity earn & learn plan

PUBLISH DATE 11th December 2017

Stationery needed for the university’s administration and other purposes will now be part of the 'earn and learn' scheme of Savitribai Phule Pune University.

The Board of Students' Development is currently undergoing a change over various welfare schemes. While students now earn Rs 45 per hour instead of Rs 35 earlier, other changes including stationery production, screen printing jobs among others have been added to the scheme.

Director of the board, Prabhakar Desai, said, "We are currently reviewing the scheme in terms of its execution, benefit to students, changes that could be made to the scheme based on changing times, among other challenges. We are trying to secure funds from the Rashtriya Uchatar Shiksha (RUSA) for the scheme."

The board has proposed a total budget of Rs 45 crore under the new scheme to RUSA. Besides giving students field work, they will also be given skill-related jobs. The stationery used by the university administration could easily be produced by the students who are part of this scheme. It is also proposed to conduct ten such workshops for producing daily use objects, said Desai.

The scheme is at present being undertaken at the postgraduate level on the university campus as well as at the graduate level in the affiliated colleges and recognised institutions under the jurisdiction of the Pune University.

Under this scheme, those students who are interested in joining are to fill the necessary application form, which is then scrutinized by an appropriate committee.

The list of students, who have been finally enrolled in the scheme, will be sent to the Director, Board of Students' Welfare on or before September 15 every year, subject to the condition that the college / institution has been given permission to undertake the scheme.

The students under the scheme are given work that increases their skills in the areas of their study, office work, technical work and field work.

However, when the distribution of work is given, it is seen that all students get equal opportunity to get all different kinds of work and that each student gets 80 per cent of technical work and 20 per cent of fieldwork. Office work includes working at the library or any other office of the institute.

Currently, students earn Rs 35 per hour under this scheme, added Desai.

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