IITs and IIMs will set up in every state

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A daily newspaper reports that President Pranab Mukherjee in a recent speech said that Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) will be set up in every state of India to boost the spread of high quality education.

For the smooth functioning of the same, A national education policy will be formulated which will also promote research and innovation in Indian educational institutions.

National e-library will also be established as the President said in order to empower school teachers and students, a national e-library will be established. The government will also formulate National Education Policy in order to face the challenges of the new decision and reduce the flaws of quality, research and innovation in our educational institutions.

Present scenario-

IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)-

There are 16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), one each in Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), Delhi, Indore, Kharagpur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Madras, Gandhinagar, Patna, Roorkee, Ropar (Punjab), (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi, Hyderabad, and Guwahati.

IIM (Indian Institute of Management)-

While the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), 13 in total, are located in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode (Kerala), Shillong, Rohtak (Haryana), Raipur (Chhattisgarh), Ranchi, Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu), Kashipur (Uttarakhand) and Udaipur.

Massive Open Online courses and virtual classrooms will also be taken care of.

Calling India the world’s oldest civilisation and the country with the largest youth population, Mukherjee said that they must equip and nurture our youth with the right kind of education, skill-set and opportunity to reap this demographic dividend and the government will strive to transition from youth development to youth-led development.

The motto of the project will be-‘Har Haath Ko Hunar’

The government will strive to break the barriers between formal education and skill development, and put in place a mechanism to give academic equivalence to vocational qualifications.

“With the goal of Skilled India, my government will also launch a National Multi-skill Mission,” he said as he underlined the Narendra Modi’s government’s agenda in the area of skill development.

Mukherjee stated that the government would build “world class research centres in the fields of nanotechnology, material sciences, thorium technology, brain research, stem cells.”

Also,The government will also establish institutes of Technology for Rural Development and a Central University of Himalayan Studies.

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