"On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda delivered his famous speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago," she said, adding the VCs should take this opportunity to set up the chairs.

She also announced a 'swachh vidyalaya' campaign to ensure functional toilets in every school by 2015 and an initiative to enable girl students transit from school to post-school professional education especially in science and mathematics.

A single girl child scholarship scheme called Swami Vivekananda scholarship programme was also announced under which 300 scholars would be provided junior research fellowship between Rs 8000 to Rs 10,000 per month.

Talking to reporters, Irani said the 'swachh vidyalaya' campaign will ensure that a functional toilet is available in every school before August 15, 2015 in keeping with the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Udaan initiative of CBSE will enable disadvantaged girl students and other students from SC/ST and minorities to transit from school to post-school professional education especially in science and mathematics.

"The first flight of UDAAN is to address lower enrolment of girls in engineering colleges which is currently about 23 percent girls as against 77 percent of boys.

"The CBSE will provide free and online resources to the entire student population with special incentives and support to a thousand selected disadvantaged girls per year," a government statement said.

Besides, an AICTE scheme 'Providing Assistance for Girls Advancement in Technical Education Initiative' has been launched under which 4000 girls are expected to get benefit of scholarships available per annum.

HRD Ministry has also rolled out an 'Ishan Vikas' programme to bring selected students from the school and college levels from the northeastern states into close contact with the IITs, NITs and IISERs during their vacation periods.

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