Experts discuss setting up of Knowledge Park at GJUST

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Hisar, Feb 13 (UNI) A committee of experts today held a meeting here at Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology (GJUST) to discuss the establishment of Knowledge Park in the GJUST campus.

Dr Anil Wali, MD, Business Incubation Centre, IIT, Delhi who chaired the meeting said the establishment of the Knowledge Park would catapult the university amongst the leading universities in the world. GJUST would be the first educational institution to take a lead in this direction. Presently, only one Knowledge Park sponsored by the ICICI is operational at Hyderabad.

The Knowledge Park, estimated to cost around Rs 200-250 crore, would comprise of a Business Incubation Centre, a Bio and Nano Science Park and an industrial estate.

The Knowledge Park would provide a big boost to industrialisation of the entire region helping the economy in a big way, he said adding that the Knowledge Park would also encourage technocrats to establish business within the park and the administration of the park would make available seed money as well as necessary physical infrastructure.

The park would also provide mentoring in terms of technical and management support to the entrepreneurs, he said.

GJUST Vice Chancellor Dr R P Bajpai emphasised that the objective behind the Knowledge Park was to convert research of the university into successful business enterprises.

He requested the committee members to prepare a detailed blueprint to implement the grand vision of the university and the state government into reality.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupender Singh Hooda had recently announced the establishment of the Knowledge Park at GJUST and the state government has already initiated the process to allot 171 acres of land adjoining the University for the Knowledge Park.

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