Gurugram, a city in northern India just south-west of New Delhi will have a state university. It will facilitate higher education in Gurugram. The Haryana cabinet approved a bill on Tuesday for setting up a state university in Gurugram.
Gurugram To Have A State University
Gurugram will be having a state university very soon because Gurugram has one of the best schools in India but the government does not have its own campus for Higher education. This is why the students have to travel long distances to places like Delhi, Noida. Around 60,000 girl students travel from Gurugram to New Delhi alone for higher education.
Though, you will have to wait for four years for the university to become operational. The bill will be passed in the assembly which is to be held on May 4, 2017. The estimated cost for setting up a university is around Rs. 700 crores.
Chief minister, Manohar Lal Khattar had visited the city for the first time in October 2014. He announced that the government will be setting up a university in Gurugram. He had asked all the four MLAs of Gurgaon parliamentary constituency to look and decide the location of the university. The MLAs representing Gurgaon, Badshapur, Pataudi and Sohna took two and a half year to decide the venue of the university. Narbir Singh, MLA of Badshapur has ensured that the state university will fall under his constituency at Kankrola in Manesar
Things You Need To Know About The Upcoming State University In Gurugram
Narbir Singh said that having a government in the Gurgaon was a long standing demand of people and it has been fulfilled.
The main campus of the state university will be located about 15 km from the city at Kankrola. The university in Gurugram will have training and research in different fields of study. The university will provide new opportunities to the students who look to pursue higher education. The cabinet will be leasing 373 kanals and 19 marlas of land belonging to Kankrola gram panchayat.
Narbir said that the educational institutions need to be doubled by 2020 which would accommodate the students aiming for higher studies.
There are 3 government colleges in the city having about 18,000 students. There are 7,500 students studying at The Government Girls College in Sector 14, which is the only college for women.
Source: The Times Of India