An government initiative for the Muslim community to open more prospects for them to gain basic education as also vocational skill development is to be shortly launched, as stated in official release by the HRD ministry on 11 February.
The release mentioned that ‘Maulana Azad Taleem-e-Balighan’ will be launched to impart functional literacy, basic education, vocational skill development and continuing education that is assumed to cover near about 1 crore of Muslim adults falling in the age group of 15 years and above.
The other schemes launched to promote education among minorities were quite encouraging, as highlighted in the statement. It added the figures that the enrolment of Muslim children at the primary level education raised from 9.4 percent in 2006-07 to 14.2 percent in 2012-13.
Furthermore, the upper primary level enrolment has also increased from 7.2 percent to 12.1% in the same
To achieve the goal of universalisation of elementary education, 15% of the outlay under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is dedicated for the Minority Concentration Districts (MCD). This target will meet infrastructure gaps for schools, classrooms, faculty and access by establishing new schools.
The other initiatives undertaken by government to benefit Muslims and minorities are Schemes to providing Quality Education in Madarsas, the scheme of Infrastructure Development in Minority Institutions and the establishment of model degree colleges. Besides, women minorities are also focused on and have build women's hostels, Special vocational courses, Project Hunar and polytechnics in MCDs.