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Why education in UP's Daulatpur is still waiting for Big B?

In 2008, Amitabh Bachchan laid the foundation of Srimati Aishwarya Bachchan Degree College in Uttar Pradesh’s Daulatpur, along with wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya. A decade later, not a brick has been laid on the ground and the foundation stone lies dumped in a dusty corner of the gram pradhan's house. But Daulatpur didn't stop dreaming despite the star project remaining a non-starter. Villagers resorted to crowd-funding to build a degree college, just 500m away from Bachchan's barren plot. Villagers pooled in Rs 60 lakh and constructed a building, which currently houses 12 classrooms. More than 10,000 sq metres of land was donated by a village teacher's father and his brother for the campus. The co-educational college has been christened Daulatpur Degree College, affiliated to RML Avadh University, Faizabad and will open with two courses - BA and BSc. The managing committee comprises villagers who donated money. The college's library was recently inaugurated by Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari of Sahitya Akademi, Delhi.
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