Haryana govt to set up 3 new Universities

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Sonipat, Jan 29 (UNI) The Haryana government is planning to set up three universities - Central University, Medical University at Rohtak and Defence University to provide quality and professional education of international standard in the state.

While addressing the Silver Jubilee function of Hindu Girls College here today, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said realising the importance of technical and girls education, the state government had opened a Mahila University at Khanpur Kalan and Science and Technology University at Murthal.

He informed that Rajiv Gandhi Education City has been set up to provide high standard education to the students of the state and 25 per cent of seats in the city would be reserved for them, out of which, five per cent would be on full fee concession and 10 per cent each on 50 and 25 per cent respectively.

Mr Hooda claimed that Haryana was the first state in the country to introduce semester system in the schools and EDUSAT network in the country.

He disclosed that all the government schools, colleges and technical institutes were being connected to EDUSAT and 'it has been the biggest network in Asia'.

Refering to the demands of the Management Committee of Hindu Education Society, the Chief Minister announced grant of Rs 11 lakh for air-conditioning of the college auditorium and assured to provide accommodation in the Education City for opening a technical wing by the society.

On the occasion, Mr Hooda also distributed prizes to the meritorious students of the college.


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