Haryana to raise intake capacity of tech institutes

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Chandigarh, Nov 14 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said his government would further increase the intake capacity of technical institutes in the state.

''Although the government has already increased the intake capacity of technical institutes in the state from 23,000 to 48,000 during the last two-and-a-half years, it would try to further increase it so as to enable the youth to avail of employment opportunities,'' he said.

Mr Hooda said was speaking at an award-giving ceremony organised by the Haryana Board of School Education at his residence here to mark the Children's Day.

The Chief Minister said he was concerned that about 1.50 lakh youths commuted from Delhi to Gurgaon daily to work in BPOs and other IT enabled services. This situation, he said, should be reversed and to achieve this goal his government has taken a number of steps to improve the quality of education.

Mr Hooda said that Rajiv Gandhi Education City was being set up in the state over an area about 2000 acres where he intended to get world class educational institutes set up to provide the best education to the students.

It would be mandatory for these institutes to reserve 25 per cent of their seats for the students of Haryana. Out of these reserved seats, five per cent would get full fee concession. There would be 50 per cent fee concession for 10 per cent of these reserved seats and another 10 per cent would get 25 per cent fee concession.

He said a university for women has already been set up in rural area of the state at Khanpur Kalan in Sonepat district thus making Haryana the first state to have such a university in North India.

While paying rich tributes to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru, Mr Hooda said when India would become a leading economic power in next few years, the credit for this achievement would go to the strong foundation laid by Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru.

Mr Hooda gave away gold and silver medals and Kalpana Chawla Awards to those 26 students who had attained first and second positions in the final examinations of middle, secondary (matric) and senior secondary examinations, both academic and vocational in March 2006 and March 2007.

He also gave away trophies to those 42 government and private recognised schools which have attained first three positions on the basis of their result and performance.

UNI

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