Haryana CM announces plans to open 11 new colleges
CHANDIGARH [Maha Media]: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday announced the opening of 11 new colleges in the state. He said the initial plan was to open 10 new colleges, but now eleven would be opened. He announced the setting up of new colleges at a function at Government Post Graduate (PG) College, Sector-1, Panchkula.
Khattar said 97 new colleges have been opened in the last five years in the state “while in the last 48 years, only 75 colleges were opened”. He said the new National Education Policy aims for “universalisation of education from pre-school to secondary level with 100 per cent Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in school education by 2030”.
It also aims at raising the GER in higher education to 50 per cent by 2025, he added. Khattar expressed confidence that through the collaborative efforts of the state government with non-government organizations and the people, Haryana will achieve this goal.
He said the state government is laying emphasis on skill development and a Skill Development University has been opened in the state in Dudhola, Palwal district. Khattar said the National Education Policy will be effective in achieving the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’. “This policy will bring about a drastic transformation in the field of education and will be job-oriented too,” he added.
Khattar said the initial plan was to open 10 new colleges, but on the request of the Minister of State for Woman and Child Development, Kamlesh Dhanda 11 colleges will be opened in the state, including one in village Rajod in Kalayat constituency.
He said at present the state has a college within every 15-km radius. Now, the state government aims at having a college in every 10-km radius, he said. Khattar said that on the lines of ‘Sabka Saath-Sabka Vikas’, every constituency from Panchkula to Nuh and Jagadhri to Dabwali has a college. Two colleges have been announced for Baroda falling in Sonipat district, he said.
New colleges will be opened at Morni Hills in Panchkula, Isharwal in Bhiwani, Goriwala in Sirsa, Firozpur Jhirka in Nuh, Chhatar in Jind, Ladna Chaku and Rajaund in Kaithal. New colleges will also be opened at Pratap Nagar in Yamunanagar, Agroha in Hisar and Bhainswal Kalan and Baroda in Sonipat district.