Rs.312-crore budget moots engineering college and business and architecture school

The Muslim Educational Society (MES) has decided to set up a super-specialty hospital in Kozhikode district. A sum of Rs.25 crore has been earmarked for the proposal.

This was announced by P.A. Fazal Gafoor, president, MES, during the presentation of the budget for 2013-14 at the 48th general body meeting of the society held at the MES College of Engineering, Kuttippuram, on Monday.

Dr. Gafoor presented a Rs.312-crore budget for this fiscal year.

An engineering college has also been proposed in Kozhikode. A sum of Rs.20 crore has been earmarked for it.

An amount of Rs.3 crore has been proposed for the MES headquarters complex, and Rs.10 crore for the postgraduate block of MES Medical College.

The existing self-financing, B.Ed., and parallel colleges will get Rs.19 crore. A sum of Rs.15 crore has been allocated for new colleges, Rs.2.5 crore for CBSE and unaided schools, and Rs.3.5 crore for orphanages, special schools, hospitals, and hostels.

Dr. Gafoor announced a slew of programmes in different parts of the State throughout the year to mark the golden jubilee of the MES.

The budget proposed a business and architecture school of international standards at Kakkodi in Kozhikode district. The school will start functioning from the next academic year, he said.

The general body meeting appealed to the State and the Union governments to find a solution to the plight of NoRKS in the wake of the Saudi Arabian government enforcing the Nitaqat (naturalisation) law in that country.

The meeting called for a ban on social networks and pornographic websites. “These sites are detrimental to our culture and an impediment to the cultural and personal development of individuals, and need to be banned at the earliest,” Dr. Gafoor said.

P.O.J. Lebba, general secretary, MES, presented the annual report.

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