Rajiv Gandhi Education City at Sonipat
Sonipat, also spelled as Sonepat, is an ancient town in the Sonipat District in the State of Haryana, India. It comes under the National Capital Region and is around 20 km from Delhi (Sindhu Border).The government of Haryana is setting up the Rajiv Gandhi Education City at Sonipat with the vision to make Haryana an education hub. It will house the extended campus of IIT-Delhi, National Law University, FORE School of Management including others. The Education City will spread on 2000 acres of land with the campuses of institutes of higher education across the fields of management, architecture, engineering, law, telecom, medical, insurance and biotechnology.
Also, institutes in the first phase would include the extended campuses of IIT-Delhi, National Law University, Bharti Vidyapeeth University, FORE School of Management, Manav Rachna International University, Asian Education Society, Skyline Business School, Ashoka University, NC College of Engineering and Research, Hindu School of Architecture, RIMT Technical Campus, Balwant Rai Institute of Technology and Research and SRM University.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Haryana Chief Minister, inaugurated the education city on 9th June,2012 and said that a sum of Rs. 15,000 crore would be invested on the overall development of the education city which would provide quality education to about 1.5 lakh students and is likely to create employment opportunities directly and indirectly for about 50,000 people.