Favouring greater private participation in the education sector, HRD Minister Kapil Sibal on Thursday said the government will evolve different models of public-private-partnership (PPP).
"We feel there is ample scope for private players to participate in the education sector. The government is evolving policy on PPP in school education. We will evolve varieties of PPP models," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here.
Diverse policies are required in view of different types of facilities the government wants to create in the education sector with the participation of private bodies.
The government is starting 6,000 model schools, one in each block. Of them 2,500 will be completely funded by the government while 3,500 will come up in PPP mode.
The government has decided to set up 20 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and 700 polytechnics in PPP mode.
The PPP models will open the door for investment and participation by charitable organisations also. "But the poor students will not suffer," Sibal added.
Even if a municipal school is damaged and one private party wants to repair it or build more structures in it, the agency will be given permission, Sibal said.