Pushkar Singh Dhami government is going to change the face of higher education in the state. It has been decided to seek the help of three reputed institutions to identify three major shortcomings coming in the way of the quality of education and remove them. These institutes will develop employable skills among more than five lakh youth pursuing higher education in Uttarakhand. On the other hand, more than 60 government degree colleges teaching science will get the gift of virtual labs. To keep pace with the new era of information technology, computer skills training will be imparted to the students. The Higher Education Department will sign the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the three institutions on December 6.
Initiative to move fast by creating a roadmap for higher education
The Dhami government is now taking steps towards implementing the resolution taken at the state level Chintan Shivir in priority areas. An initiative has been taken to move fast by preparing a roadmap for higher education. Work on this is being done as per the guidelines laid down in the National Education Policy.
In the new education policy, emphasis has been laid on directly linking higher education with skill development, so that entrepreneurship can be developed among the youth. The Higher Education Department is going to sign an MoU with the prestigious Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI) Ahmedabad on December 6. This institute will develop entrepreneurship among the students. Along with this, the faculty working in higher education will also be trained.
A major decision has been taken to remove the shortage of science laboratories in government degree colleges. Virtual labs will be set up in colleges teaching science subjects. Kerala-based Amrita University, registered as a specialist institution in the list of the Union Ministry of Education, will cooperate in setting up the virtual lab. MoU with the University.
Similarly, Higher Education Department will also tie up with IBM-Edunet, a prestigious organization in the computer sector. IBM will increase computer efficiency of students studying in government degree colleges. Higher Education Secretary Shailesh Bagoli said that these three MoUs will prove to be a milestone in the development of higher education in the state. The government has taken this initiative to identify the present deficiencies in the field of higher education and to bring qualitative improvement in them.
Center gave an amount of 20 crores for the National Education Policy
The Central Government has given an amount of 20 crores for the preparation of the implementation of the National Education Policy in Uttarakhand. With this amount, a preliminary blueprint will be prepared regarding the implementation of the new policy. Higher Education Secretary Shailesh Bagoli confirmed the receipt of this amount. He informed that the state government will prepare a detailed proposal and send it to the Center for the comprehensive implementation of the new policy.