TAD dedicates 100-bedded Hostel for PG Girl students from community

Jammu: A 100-bedded hostels for girl studies has been operationalised by the Tribal Affairs Department (TAD) at Jammu and was dedicated to the students by Secretary, Tribal Affairs Department, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary here on Monday.
On the occasion Dr Shahid also held detailed discussion with students about career planning.
In response to demands raised by the students at the new hostel, Dr Shahid approved provision of one bus for the hostel students and also informed that WiFi facility, CCTV cameras, library facility will also be provided in the hostel shortly.
The students were also provided computer tabs with Pre-loaded educational content. Further Dr Shahid informed that a PG girls hostel on similar lines is also being established at Srinagar shortly.
In such hostels, the Tribal Deptt is also providing sports facilities, avenues for extracurricular activities, Skill courses, exposure visits and other facilities for a holistic educational development of students. Besides regular career counselling sessions will also be organised to aware the students about various opportunities available for higher education, including competitive scholarships and fellowships.
The hostel will accommodate 100 girl students enrolled in Post-graduate courses in Universities and Colleges and these enrolled students are also being provided scholarship and enhanced diet rates have been made application.
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.