Delhi Government Outlines Education Goals
The Delhi government announced that it has plans to develop the Capital as the country’s premier knowledge hub with an aim for 20 per cent growth that could be achieved by accumulating knowledge-based resources, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said at the annual business conference of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). In a first of a kind, the Aam Aaadmi Party (AAP) has planned to build an Innovative Vocational University in the national capital. Addressing the consul, Mr. Sisodia said, “The creation of knowledge hub would not just involve an increase in the number of colleges and educational institutions, but also provide more opportunities to the youth aged between 18 and 25 years, who were full of energy and were looking for skills and innovations.” He informed that the university project is currently in its initial stages and consultation with experts underway. Along with the establishment of incubation centres in existing institutions, the state government will also partner with CII to pursue the goal of “making job creators rather than creating jobs”, said Mr. Sisodia, who also sought “out of box ideas” from the industry for ensuring fast growth of Delhi.
The Delhi government has also planned on drafting a legislation to monitor and control the exorbitant fees charge by private schools in Delhi; it will be on the lines of the Fees Regulation Act in Tamil Nadu, passed in 2009; this legislation was validated by Supreme Court in 2012. According to this legislation all schools, planning a fee raise, to submit their proposals to a high-powered committee, whose decision they’d have to adhere to.