Chandigarh, Oct 24 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said the state government had decided to increase the number of seats in engineering institutions of the state to one lakh keeping in view of the importance of technical education in this era of globalisation.
''The number of seats has already been increased up to 80,000 from 23,000 three years back,'' he said while addressing a Convocation function of the local Arya college in Panipat.
He claimed that the Indian youth, who were the largest force in the world, had established themselves in the world market on the basis of their education.
The state government had accorded priority to provide quality education to the youths of the state and this year was being observed as Education Year, he said.
He said that Haryana had become one of the leading states in the country to promote education in every section of the society and for that the government was spending over Rs 585 crore to extend various benefits including scholarships to the students from primary level.
The Chief Minister praised the role of Arya Samaj institutions in spreading education among the people particularly among the women in rural areas.
UNI MA VN2005