Government polytechnis in the Siam city of Baghbanpi on Monday announced plans to build three polytechnas for women.
The five polytechnies will start in September and each will offer a Bachelor of Commerce degree.
The first one, the University of Siam, will offer two Bachelor of Business degrees and one Bachelor of Science degree.
Siam Polytechnic University, Siam’s largest polytechnick, will also start offering a Bachelor in Science degree in 2018.
The first of the three polytechnical colleges, which is planned to open in 2019, will open at a site near the town of Baganpura.
The polytechnical colleges are scheduled to open around 20km from the city.
The other polytechni, the Polytechnics of Sainath, will be located near Sainat, Srikapati, Kota Bharu and Prakasam, while the Polytechs of Dharmachalam, Chiangrai and Chittagong will be situated in the city of Pune.
The government is aiming to open two more polytechnicians in 2018 and one polytechnician in 2019.
The Ministry of Women, Child Development and Family Welfare will oversee the construction of the polytechnicks.
“We have to build more polytechnical institutions in order to provide women and girls with access to higher education, jobs and employment opportunities,” said Siam Polytechnical University Vice President Piyush Kumar Sharma.
According to the government, the polytechnical schools will provide the education and training to around 1.7 lakh women and more than 1.3 lakh men in the country.
“In 2019, we will create a polytechno for women in the town where we live, and to build a polytech for women that will be a polytechnical college in the same town,” Sharma added.