Haryana Education Plan to Focus on Digital India
The Government of Haryana in India has signed a MoU with the O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) to draft the State Higher Educational Plan under the Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyaan (RUSA).
The Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Vijai Vardhan and Vice Chancellor of the O.P. Jindal Global University, Professor C. Raj Kumar signed the MoU at Chandigarh today in the presence of the Education Minister of Haryana, Ram Bilas Sharma.
According to JGU, the International Institute for Higher Education, Research and Capacity Building (IIHEd), a research institute that focusses on higher education at JGU, will undertake this project.
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The State Higher Education Plan to be drawn up will cover a period of next ten years. The Plan, according to JGU, will contain the physical targets, opportunities and proposals for promoting access, equity and excellence in higher education.
Professor Raj Kumar stated that the State Higher Education Plan will be drafted through a consultative, participatory and collective exercise.
He observed that for the success of Digital India, Make in India, and Smart City campaigns, significant improvements in the quality of higher education are required.
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Professor Kumar observed that Haryana has a great opportunity to contribute to the cause of higher education. He said the future of Haryana and to a larger extent India will depend on our ability to harness the demographic dividend and the responsibility to educate the youth.
IIHEd based in JGU conducts research and offers advice on all aspects of higher education with a focus on curriculum development, pedagogical innovations, and faculty engagement.
In the picture above: (L-R) Vijai Vardhan, I.A.S, Additional Chief Secretary Higher Education, Govt. Haryana and Professor Dr. C. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, O.P. Jindal Global University sign the MOU in the presence of Ram Bilas Sharma, Education Minister, Haryana