On September 07, 2020, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar virtually launched the first of its Kind Educational Chatbot “Apka Mitra” & Online Admission Platform for UnderGraduate (UG) courses in government-aided and self-financed colleges for the new academic session 2020-21.
Haryana Education Minister Kanwar Pal and senior officers of Higher Education Department including Principal Secretary Ankur Gupta and Director General, Higher Education Department, Ajit Balaji Joshi were present during the virtual launch.
i.Haryana CM launched the first-of-its kind educational whatsapp chatbot ‘Apka Mitra’ to resolve admission related queries of the students.
ii.Students can send a message on Whatsapp chatbot number 7419444449 to get information regarding admission & scholarship.
Online Admission Platform:
i.It has been launched by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) in collaboration with the Higher Education Department.
ii.Using the new platform, the students will be able to complete the entire admission process in the convenience of home.
iii.He also launched online international journals, namely Journal of Humanities and Social Science, prepared by the Higher Education Department to promote research.
iv.The online system is expected to strengthen the admission process and also make it transparent.
Recent Related News:
i.Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar passed the draft “Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Ordinance, 2020” to provide 75% reservation for the residents of Haryana in private sector jobs.
ii.The Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju and Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar announced that Haryana will host the 4th edition of Khelo India Youth Games(KIYG) in 2021. The Games will be held in Panchkula in Haryana.
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