Haryana to give boost to technical education: Khattar

Jan 19, 2017 15:50 | Haryana
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Chandigarh, January 19—In order to give technical education a decisive push and bring the courses offered in perfect sync with the industry demand, the Haryana Government has decided to run new polytechnics being set up in the state, in Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode in collaboration with leading industrial houses. These will turn out industry-ready students and ensure hundred per cent placement.

          Besides, a new scheme is also being prepared for the meritorious but poor students desirous of getting education in private technical institutes of their choice. Under the scheme, 50 per cent fees would be reimbursed by the state government while the remaining 50 per cent would be contributed by the institute under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

           These and several other decisions were taken at a meeting of the Technical Education Department held under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal, here today. The Technical Education Minister, Mr Ram Bilas Sharma, was also present at the meeting. Adequate staff would be sanctioned for the new polytechnics. 

          Mr Manohar Lal directed officers of the department to invite reputed industrial houses to run these polytechnics by forming societies. While the state government would make available infrastructure and building, the polytechnics would be run by these societies. The chairman of the society would be from the industrial house and to ensure participation of the Panchayati Raj Institutions, chairmen of zila parishads concerned would be made members. Grant-in-aid would also be provided by the state government to these polytechnics as required.

          As many as 13 new polytechnics are being constructed in the state out of which six would be run by the state government and the remaining would be managed by such societies. These polytechnics include Government Polytechnics at Indri and Malab (Nuh), Government Polytechnic Mandkola in district Palwal, Government Polytechnic Chhapar (Bhiwani), Government Polytechnic Nanakpur (Panchkula), Government Polytechnic Dhamlawas (Rewari) and Government Polytechnic Sector-26, Panchkula.

           The Chief Minister also directed the department to prepare a new scheme for such meritorious students as intend to pursue education in private technical institutions of their choice. Officers concerned have been told to prepare criteria for the number of students to be facilitated by the government in getting admission in private technical institutions.

While the government would reimburse 50 per cent fee of such students, the remaining would be contributed by the private institutes under Corporate Social Responsibility.

                 As many as 28 government polytechnics are running in the state and ten new institutes are under construction. Besides, there are four government aided polytechnics and two new government engineering colleges are being set up.

These include Chaudhary Ranbir Singh State Institute of Engineering and Technology, Silani Kesho, District Jhajjar, and Rao Birender Singh State Institute of Engineering and Technology, Zainabad, District Rewari.

           Among those present at the meeting included Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, Mr Rajesh Khullar, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Mr. P Raghvendra Rao, Principal Secretary, Technical Education Department, Mr Anil Malik and other senior officers of the State Government.