Haryana to set up 'community colleges'

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Chandigarh, Dec 31 (UNI) The Haryana government is planning to set up new community colleges in the state so as to run 60 different 'community courses' which will enable the less educated youth to get employment.

Haryana Technical Education and Urban Local Bodies Minister A C Chaudhary said that one such college would be set up in July next where those students would be admitted who dropped out of school either after passing eighth class or failing in tenth class.

They would be imparted training to enable them get employment.

Those who would get through in community courses, would get an opportunity to improve their skills and would also be able to pass diploma courses being run by industrial training institutes and polytechnics.

He said the government was concerned about the problem of unemployment and effective steps were being taken to check it.

While promoting technical education, he said the Government would ensure that students acquired good knowledge of English language so that they could get employment in companies of high repute.

A sum of Rs 20 crore would be spent during the current financial year to provide modern equipment and tools in all technical institutes, he added.

On the issue of waiving off house tax, he said that Rs 40 crore had been provided in the budget so that the municipalities did not suffer due to loss in revenue.

UNI

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