Rajasthan: A Hub for Higher Education
The education system in Rajasthan has been changing very fast owing to initiatives taken by the government. By providing equal, qualitative as well as professional qualification to both girls and boys, the state government is keen to introduce various educational courses across the region. In continuation of providing better education, Rajasthan has shown a remarkable performance by become the first state in the country to establish eight universities in a year including Matasaya University in Alwar, Braj University in Bharatpur, Sekhawati in Sikar, University of Journalism and Mass Communication in Jaipur, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Law University in Jaipur, Sardar Patel Police and Security University in Jodhpur, Rajiv Gandhi Tribal University in Udaipur, Pali Agriculture University in Sumerpur. For the first three mentioned universities, the state government has allocated 10.10 acres of land free of cost and Rs.5.5 crore each as a grant for the upgradation of these universities.
Apart from the promotion and pursuit of academic excellence, the state government is also planning to impart social education by providing facilities such as libraries and related tools and exposing young minds to information technology. With the growing demand for IIT’s and professional courses, an innovation and incubation centre for IIT is proposed to set up in full swing at Jodhpur. A nano-technology centre at Kota Technical University is also being set up to promote the use of nano-technology in the state. For better management education, construction work related to the new Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is in full swing in Udaipur.
Also, a Triple IIT in Kota, Centre University in Ajmer and World Class Unversity in Jaipur will soon start their operations with the sincere efforts of the State Government headed by the Chief Minister Gehlot. It has been trying to motivate the young generation to excel in academics, especially in the class tenth and twelfth. The government is planning to distribute laptops to the first ten thousand students, under the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Digital Students Plan.’ Coaching centers are also in demand, especially for aspiring BPL students of the state wanting admission to engineering colleges.