The permanent campus of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Srinagar, will be built at Sumadi. The foundation for this will be laid by September this year. Admissions to the institute this year will be done in Srinagar and the students shifted to Jaipur earlier will be called back to Srinagar. These points were arrived at during a meeting between the Union Human Resource Development minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ and the State’s Higher Education minister Dhan Singh Rawat in the national capital on Monday. Rawat met the union minister to discuss various aspects related to NIT Srinagar.
Earlier, along with the Garhwal MP Tirath Singh Rawat, the higher education minister met Nishank and raised various issues related to Uttarakhand.
They requested the union minister to open NCERT traning centre, Kendriya Vidyalaya Samiti and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti regional offices in the state along with an academic leadership and education management centre in Garhwal Central University. They also requested that skill development courses be conducted through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in the state.
The higher education minister also requested the union HRD minister to grant approval and financial assistance for a central research centre in the state, assistance for upgradation of colleges with more than 2000 strength into autonomous colleges and assistance for developing colleges with 1000 to 2000 strength into mentoring colleges. The union minister was also requested to grant approval for cluster university in Chamoli district, women university and an astrology college in the state. In the context of mountainous states, especially Uttarakhand, Rawat also sought relaxation in Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) rules. The union minister assured all possible assistance for schemes related to the interests of the state.