Maharashtra’s deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said on Sunday that the state government will set up the largest hostel for students of all communities in Mumbai. This hostel will be on the three-acre land belonging to the state’s higher and technical education department in a suburb of Bandra, he said.
“Students of Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Research, Training and Human Development Institute (SARTHI), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Research & Training Institute (MAHAJYOTI), economically disadvantaged classes, all castes and communities will be allowed access to this hostel, Pawar told the meeting at a program to inaugurate the Matoshree Girls Hostel, built by the Department of Higher and Technical Education, under the late Yashwantrao Chavan Birth Centenary Year Project.
Higher and Technical Education Minister Uday Samant said hostels will be set up in Ratnagiri, Aurangabad and Nagpur based on the Matoshree model of hostels. On the basis of the Matoshree Hostel, hostels will be set up in Ratnagiri, Aurangabad and Nagpur, and the movement to build hostels will be implemented across the state. The hostel ‘Matoshree’ has a capacity of 200 students. As many as 75 students from SARTHI, 75 students from MAHAJYOTI and 50 students from the economically weaker areas will be given access to this hostel, Samant said.
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