Polytechnics to be run in PPP with leading industrial houses; zila parishad members to be made society members
The state government has announced that new polytechnics will be established in the state of Haryana. These would be run in Public Private Partnership (PPP) with leading industrial houses. This move will drive up technical education in the state and create courses relevant to industry demands."These centers will be producing job-ready students and so we can ensure 100% placement," said Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar.
A new scheme for the financially backward, meritorious students have also been prepared to aid in their admissions to private technical institutes of their choice, said the CM during a meeting of the Technical Education Department today. 50% fees would be reimbursed by the state government while the remaining portion would be contributed by the institute under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), under this scheme.
The concerned officers have been ordered to prepare criteria for the students who will be given admission in private technical institutions under this government scheme. These officers of the department will be inviting reputed industrial houses to run the polytechnics, as per the instruction from the Chief Minister. The state government will be providing the infrastructure but the polytechnics will be run by societies formed by the industrial houses.
To ensure participation of the Panchayati Raj Institutions, chairmen of the respective zila parishads would be made members of this society. However, the society’s Chairman will be from the industrial house. Grant-in-aid will also be provided by the state government to these polytechnics when required.
Currently, 28 government polytechnics are running in the state and ten new institutes are under construction. There are also four government aided polytechnics and two new government engineering colleges that are being set up. Of the 13 new polytechnics which are being constructed in the state, six would be run by the state government and the remaining would be managed by such societies.