The government of Rajasthan has plans to create an online register of students who are travelling to Kota city for its coaching institutes for the preparation of competitive examinations. This initiative has been taken to keep a log of all the students who travel to other cities for studies.
The step has been taken to make necessary arrangements for these students, who come from across the country, in situations like the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an official statement issued to PTI on Friday.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has given his approval for this initiative, which will help students at the time of need. The government has planned to complete the project of creating an online register for students at an estimated cost of Rs 68 lakhs.
According to the proposal received by the Department of Information Technology and Communication, a student database will be prepared to create a web portal and a mobile app with information like students’ addresses, their families, hostels and PGs, coaching centres in Kota.
Students’ issued to be resolved through portal
Through the portal, with all the details of the students, issues regarding coaching, housing, and meals will be resolved. The RajComp Info Services Limited (RISL) will prepare the student register which will have a database of around two lakh students in Kota.
The official statement issued by the government of Rajasthan also revealed that apart from Kota city, register for other cities where students go for their studies will also be prepared under this initiative of the state government.
There are around 50 small and 10 big coaching institutes in Kota where around two lakh students prepare for competitive examinations of engineering, medical and other fields. Students from all across the country go to Kota every year for its coaching centres.
The city has 25,000 paying guest facilities, 3,000 hostels, and 1,800 kitchen messes. The annual turnover of the coaching industry in Kota is more than Rs 3,000 crore, the statement added.