Uttar Pradesh will soon have 28 new private universities and 51 new government degree colleges. According to Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, a 16-member committee has been formed to effectively implement the new education policy and a review meeting is also held with the committee every month.
“Letters of intent have also been issued for the establishment of 28 private universities to create an environment of competition. During the coronavirus pandemic, online studies came up as a better option and according to the expectations of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a digital library was inaugurated to provide excellent online content to students. The digital library also has about one lakh e-contents in 134 subjects in Hindi and English languages,” Sharma said.
With the contribution of experts from 23 universities and 1,700 academic and technical experts, more than 73,000 e-contents have been made available on the portal, he added.
The success of the UP government’s digital library can be gauged from the fact that the IIT-Khadagpur’s National Digital Library of India has sent a proposal of partnership to the state government. To provide excellent educational content to students across the country, an approval has been given to the department of Higher Education for a partnership.
“UP will touch new heights after the establishment of state universities in Azamgarh, Saharanpur, Aligarh and 27.282 hectare of land has also been made available for Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University which will come up in Aligarh. For this, an amount of Rs 19.22 crore has also been released for the purchase of land from farmers,” Sharma said.
Chaudhary Charan Singh University of Meerut has also been given Rs 100 crore for the construction of building of Saharanpur University and the commissioner of Azamgarh division has also allotted 38 acres of land for the establishment of Azamgarh University.
“International Buddhist Centre and centres of excellence in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism are being established in Kapilvastu, Siddharthnagar to give a boost to research in Hinduism. For this, 21 academic and 24 non-teaching posts have been created for Siddharthnagar University International Buddhist Centre,” Sharma said.
In addition, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Centre of Excellence has been established in DAV Kanpur. Prof Rajendra Singh Rajju Bhaiya Institute of Physical Science of Study and Research and Centre for Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology have been established in VBS Purvanchal University, Jaunpur. Guru Gorakshnath Research Centre has also been established in Gorakhpur University.