Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar announces to set up a Skill Development University
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar exchanges greetings with HRD minister Smriti Irani. (PTI photo)

GURGAON: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday announced to set up a Skill Development University in the state.

He said that a proposal for setting up of Skill Development University in Haryana has been sent to the Union HRD Ministry and he hoped that it would get clearance soon.

The University would help in training of teachers in improving their pedagogical skills so that they can prove to be good teachers and be fair to their profession.

He said that Haryana has also set up a Skill Development Mission on the pattern of National Skill Development Mission so as to help the drop out students in their skill upgradation and make them employable.

He was speaking in a Consultative Meeting of North Indian States for preparation of New Education Policy at the national level organized on Saturday.

The one day meeting was jointly organised by Union ministry of human resource development (HRD) and department of higher education of government of Haryana.

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani, Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma, State’s PWD minister Rao Narbir Singh, Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Nani, Punjab education minister Daljit Singh Cheema, and senior officers of education departments from the north Indian states were also present.

In his address, the Haryana chief minister said that earlier the education policy used to start from ‘top to bottom’ but now for the first time in the country suggestions were taken from village, block, district and state level for preparation of a comprehensive National Education Policy.

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