Mahila Vidyalaya PG College, Lucknow, one of the oldest and the largest girl’s institutions in the state of Uttar Pradesh, will now become the first women’s university of north India, said chief secretary Alok Ranjan, according to a report by Times of India. The state government has too, has promised full support to the project.
Initially, Mahila Vidyalaya started in 1895 in a rented house in Aminabad, Lucknow as a small school named ‘The Hindu Girls School’ and it was in 1952, when the college started offering a B.Ed course, shortly followed by science courses. It came up to PG level with MA in home-science, just 10 years ago.
At the platinum jubilee programme of the college last week, Ranjan said that the government is looking into implementing various schemes that will make education for girls completely employment-oriented. According to the TOI report he said, “Providing technical education to women, more progress could be brought in the society and the state.”
[Picture Credits: Mahila Vidyalaya PG College]
Amongst the silver jubilee celebrations that saw students participating from different colleges of the city, a panel discussion was conducted on ‘Linking Education with Employability’. Union home minister Rajnath Singh also attended the valedictory session yesterday. The same report stated former V-C of LU Roop Rekha Verma, a 1961 alumnus, saying “In my time, there was more open space. I remember when I visited my college years after graduation and saw many new buildings on the campus. I was a bit saddened then.”
Speaking about the olden days, she added, “My principal late Kanchan Lata Sabbarwal was a strict disciplinarian. She had a notion that if any student argued with any teacher or principal, it was an act of disobedience. Since I was a hosteller, once, I gathered courage to argue with her on extremely restricted timing for us to go out for shopping. She got very angry with my behaviour.”
ORIGINAL SOURCE: Times of India
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