Haryana gears up to be education hub
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attracted a lot of industrial investment in the last three
decades, Haryana is charting a new course for itself - as an
education hub that can boast of an Indian Institute of Management
(IIM) and an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) among
"We want Haryana to become number one in education too. Haryana
will become a hub of education not only for the country but of the
world," a proud Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told IANS
"The day is not far when students from countries like America (the
US), England and Germany will come here for higher education. The
opening up of these educational institutions will help youth from
Haryana to opt for better careers."
With four major projects - an Indian Institute of Management (IIM)
near Rohtak, an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS-II)
in Jhajjar district, a Defence University in Gurgaon and a Central
University in Mahendergarh district - the state is surely headed
towards realising its target.
The projects have been sanctioned by the central government in
recent months. The foundation stone of the newest IIM was laid by
union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal at
Garnawathi village near Rohtak last week.
The Haryana government has given over 200 acres of land at
Garnawathi for the IIM-Rohtak campus. Classes for the 50 seats of
the prestigious management course have already started from a
temporary accommodation at the Maharishi Dayanand University (MDU)
campus in Rohtak.
Most projects are coming to districts like Gurgaon, Rohtak and
Sonipat - all in the vicinity of the national capital region (NCR)
area of New Delhi.
The Defence University sanctioned for Haryana and to be located in
Gurgaon was being sought aggressively by neighbouring Punjab but
the central government decided, at the last moment, to give it to
Haryana. Punjab has been upset over the decision.
These four institutes are not the only ones the state has got.
The Hooda government is going ahead with an ambitious project to
set up the Rajiv Gandhi Education City near Sonipat town, where a
number of leading foreign and Indian universities and institutes
have applied to set up base.
"Several top universities and institutes have put up their
proposals before the government. The Education City will be a good
success. Twenty-five percent seats in the institutions will be
reserved for Haryana students," Hooda added.
It may be a state that has a dismal sex ratio - about 860 females
per 1,000 males, but the Haryana government has already set up an
all-women university in Sonipat district. The Bhagat Phool Singh
Mahila (women) University in Khanpur Kalan village of Sonipat
district has started functioning.
"The all-women university will encourage more girls to opt for
higher education and excel in professional and vocational
streams," educationist Charanjit Chawla.
The central Ministry of Defence has also sanctioned the second
Sainik (Military) School for the state to be opened in Rewari
district. Haryana already has one of the oldest Sainik schools in
the country located at Kunjpura near Karnal.
The institution, where Hooda himself has studied and of which
former army chief Deepak Kapoor is an alumnus, recently celebrated
its golden jubilee.
One of the biggest projects that Haryana has got from the centre
is AIIMS-II to be set up in Badhsa village in the remote Jhajjar
district. The AIIMS-New Delhi is the biggest medical and health
institution of the country.
The Hooda government has also announced the setting up of three
medical colleges in Karnal, Faridabad and Mewat. The medical
college at Karnal is in memory of the first woman astronaut of
Indian origin, Kalpana Chawla, who hailed from Karnal town.
Four private universities are also being established in the state.
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