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MP graduates with 75 percent attendance to get smartphones

IANS 07 Jan 2016, 11:55:09 IST

Bhopal: Graduate students in colleges of Madhya Pradesh will be gifted smartphones if they have at least 75 percent attendance, according to a state government scheme announced on Wednesday.

Higher and Technical Education Minister Umashankar Gupta said students of two academic sessions -- 2014-15 and 2015-16 -- will be given smartphones by April 2016.

Gupta said high-quality smartphones will be procured by the government in a transparent manner.

The government will buy around 4.5 lakh phones, he said.