IEP Chandigarh, March 10
Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that education is the investment that secures the future for the progress of the society and brings light to the life of every person. The Chief Minister was addressing a meeting with vice-chancellors and registrars of state’s government universities organized under the chairmanship of Governor, Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya at Raj Bhavan here today. Higher Education Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma and Chairman, Haryana State Higher Education Council, Prof. Brij Kishore Kuthiala were also present in the meeting.
New education policy milestone for the state
The Chief Minister said that the universities should take a pledge that every citizen of the society should get benefit of the new education policy and should try to fulfil every parameter created for its implementation. “Along with this, they should review the new education policy at every stage and make every possible effort to achieve its goals,” he added.
He said that a check list and ready reckoner has been prepared for the new education policy. “Under this policy, youth will be educated with multiple-skills in the universities. Along with education from KG-level to PG and integrated education in several universities; special attention should also be paid to research work to fully implement the new education policy in the state by 2025,” said Sh. Manohar Lal.
Universities should emerge as self-finance centres
The Chief Minister said that in the new education policy, universities will have to work as self-finance centres. He said that the universities should conduct employment-oriented courses, besides giving priority to technical courses; so that better employment opportunities can be available to the students after completing their education.
Sh. Manohar Lal said that universities should conduct courses in PPP mode; which would make them financially self-sufficient. He said that the children of families whose income is less than Rs 1.80 lakh will be given a facility of fees by the government.
The Chief Minister said that education is a better sector to spend CSR funds and for this, the alumni meet should be made a role model. “If the alumni meet becomes a role model, then I will be the first participant to contribute and that is why the universities have to become self-sufficient,” he said.
Attention should be laid on ranking of colleges
The Chief Minister said that attention should also be laid on the ranking of colleges affiliated to universities. “The manpower of the college students should be utilized in various types of surveys. There should be social exposure in the university and the students should get academic marks separately for planting saplings and for other social works,” he said.
Integration with data of 40 percent population
The Chief Minister said that the government has created a new dimension to take care of 2.87 crore people by dividing them into six categories according to their age. In this, the Women and Child Development Department has been given the responsibility of children up to the age of 6 years, the School Education Department to ensure zero dropout of children in the age group of 6 to 18 years and Higher Education Department for the youth of the age group of 18 to 25 years in colleges.
The Chief Minister said that along with enabling the youth in online education, education of cultural values should also be promoted to give them a new direction. He said that India will progress only if it becomes self-reliant in the field of employment.
New direction for youth through higher education: Mool Chand Sharma
Addressing the meeting, Higher Education Minister, Sh. Mool Chand Sharma said that in the new education policy, the youth will become self-reliant and will also be able to provide employment. He said that the government has done a great job in giving new direction to the young generation for higher education.
On the occasion, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. DS Dhesi, Chief Secretary, Sh. Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Sh. Raja Shekhar Vundru, Additional Chief Secretary, Smt. G. Anupama, Principal Secretary, Sh. Vijayendra Kumar, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Secretary to Governor, Sh. Atul Dwivedi, Director, Higher Education Department, Sh. Rajiv Rattan, along with vice-chancellors and registrars of government universities were also present.
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