Universities should provide education from KG to PG under the new Education Policy: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar | Chandigarh News

CHANDIGARH: To ensure quality education is provided under one-roof, Haryana chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday that all State Universities should make education available from KG (Kindergarten) to PG (Post Graduation) under the New Education Policy .
He said that the fees of poor children studying in these universities would be paid by the government. A new scheme will be introduced for this very soon.
The chief minister was addressing a two-day Conference of vice chancellors of universities on Saturday. A conference on Education Policy, Self-Employment and Management was organized by the Haryana State Higher Education Council. At the meeting, Additional Chief Secretary, Higher Education Department, Anand Mohan Sharan, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Dr Amit Agrawal, Director Higher Education, Rajiv Rattan and Vice Chancellor of Education Council, BK Kuthiala were also present here.
Government will pay the fees of poor children
The Chief Minister said that a new scheme would soon be introduced to provide education to the children of those families whose verified annual income is less than Rs 1.80 lakh in the Parivar Pehchan Patra. Under this scheme, the fees of the children of poor families will be paid by the government so that the financial burden on the universities does not increase and the poor children can also get access to higher education.
Employment-oriented programs should be formulated
The Chief Minister said that employment-oriented programs should be formulated in the Universities and Computer Education should be made compulsory so that in the present era of technology every youth is proficient in computers. The youth should be imparted employment- oriented education so that they get jobs after completing education. Apart from this, youth can also be groomed for self-employment, he added.
He said that Technical Education and Higher Education Departments would be merged to impart quality education to the youth. This will also reduce the unnecessary burden on the government and the youth will be able to get quality technical and higher level education. He also directed the officers concerned to promote Hindi in LLB, Engineering courses etc and to connect Engineering students with government departments under Amrit Sarovar Yojana.
Universities should be made self-sufficient
The Chief Minister said that emphasis should be laid on making the Universities of the state financially robust and self-sufficient so that they do not depend on government grants. He said that the government hires agencies from outside for the work of consultants, surveys etc. In the future such work will be given to universities. This will enhance the income of the university and make them financially strong as well.
Education from KG to PG under one roof
The Chief Minister said that under the New Education Policy, four Universities including MDU Rohtak, Kurukshetra University, Mahila Vishwavidyalaya Khanpur have started providing education from KG-level to PG under one roof. The remaining universities of the state should also work at a fast pace to provide education on the same pattern so that every youth of the state has access to higher education easily under one roof

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