Chandigarh, Sep 13 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced that a Knowledge Park would be set up at Hisar with a view to conducting research on industrial products.
The announcement was made by Mr Hooda while addressing faculty members and students at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology at Hisar after inaugurating a new teaching block of the university, to be constructed at cost of Rs 8.50 crore.
The Chief Minister said the government was giving special thrust to promote technical education in the state and the budget of the department had been increased four fold. The strength of the students had increased from 23000 to 48000 during the past 30 months and 20 new technical institutes had also been set up in the state.
The setting up of a Knowledge Park was a step forward in this direction and the long standing demand of the people especially the research scholars had been fulfilled, Mr Hooda said.
The Park, he said, would be a centre for industrialists to have better and quality Engineers and other technical experts through which more jobs would also be generated. Besides, it would help in attracting more multi-national companies to the state.
He said the Haryana government would extend its full cooperation to the university in the establishment of the park.
Seeking the cooperation of the people to make the state number one, he said this could not be possible without a team work and without contribution of eminent educationists.
Vice-Chancellor of the University R P Bajpai said that three job oriented courses-- B Tech Food Engineering, M Tech Food Engineering and B Tech Packaging Technology-- had been introduced in the university.