Govt. contemplates to set up Skill University: Edu Minister

AGARTALA:

In a bid to get rid of the growing problem of unemployment, the state government is looking forward to set up a skill university in the state, Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said today.

According to my knowledge, he said, there is an organization in Gujarat which is working in this field. Huge number of job aspirants gets placements after pursuing skill based training there. The state government is contemplating to move ahead with this idea. We are also planning to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with a Delhi based organization. If everything goes well with the plans some of our officers will soon visit Delhi to discuss the primary goals, he told a gathering.    

If such an institute could be set up here in the state, it would cater the job aspirants of entire North Eastern regions and neighboring countries of South East Asia. This initiative, if executed, as expected will not only augment employment but also generate revenue as students of far away land will come over here to get enrolled in skill based trainings, he observed.

The education minister who was addressing in the inaugural sessions of 14th Annual General Meeting of Indian Building Congress, Tripura state branch, he also highlighted state government’s initiatives in improving the state’s education system.

“Education is given the top most priority in this regime. First we started with school education. We Introduced NCERT curriculum, trained teachers and also made some improvement with paper evaluation system. Now, we are trying to improve higher education. We have decided to offer stipends to the students who clear IAS exams. The year before last year, two students cracked the prelims of IAS but unfortunately could not clear mains. We have decided to give Rs 1 lakh as stipend to each students whoever cam clear IAS preliminary exams along with Rs 20 thousand for his or her transportation to Delhi”, he informed the gathering.

He also pointed out that the state government had already passed Urban Development Authority Bill, for smooth and planned infrastructure development in the state. “Our urban area is limited but we have to make sure that every square feet of the area is utilized properly. In this regard, the state government has tied up with a Hyderabad based company for planned infrastructure development and sustainable maintenance” he added.