Rajasthan’s higher-education minister Kali Charan Saraf released the new admission policy on May 26 for the state’s education department.
According to the new admission policy, post-graduation applicants for state-based colleges will now receive bonus marks for their initiative towards blood donation camps, book banks and literacy campaigns.
The new policy will be implemented from the academic session of 2016-17 itself.
Students who voluntarily donate blood for three continuous years in a state approved hospital can avail upto 1% in bonus marks during the admission process.
Talking about the initiative, Saraf clarified that students will have to present the certificates of three years of blood donation to avail the benefit and similar steps have to be taken with regards to book banks and literacy camps as well.
Back in September 2015, Saraf had already announced that the government was setting up book banks, blood donation camps, literacy campaigns and village adoption on the occasion of Deen Dayal Upadhyay’s anniversary and this will now further help the initiative.
Just like blood donation certificates, applicants who help a minimum of three people in three years to attain literacy will also get the benefit of 0.5% bonus marks.
Though in this case, the student would have to show certificates from the literacy department to avail the bonus marks.
Similarly, students who donate their academic books for three years to the book bank will also get a benefit of 0.5% marks.
For this the students would have to show a letter from their respective college principal to be able to avail the marks.