Of the eight private universities approved by the Haryana government for the state, as many as three are expected to come up in Gurgaon.
The Millennium City, that already hosts four private universities — ITM University, Amity University, Apeejay Stya University and Ansal University — would soon add GD Goenka, KR Mangalam and Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tercentenary University to the list.
This comes as a welcome move for the city that does not have even a single state-run university of the state’s 12, most of which are located in Kurukshetra, Rohtak, Sirsa, Sonepat, Hisar, Murthal and Faridabad.
Haryana also hosts one central university in Jant Pali village in Mahendergarh district which was made partially operational last year. Both GD Goenka and KR Mangalam University are proposed to come up in Sohna while the Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tercentenary University is expected to be set up in village Budhera where a medical college by the name of Shree Guru Gobind Singh Tercentenary Medical College, Hospital and Research Institute is already functional.
According to KK Khandelwal, additional principal secretary to the Haryana chief minister, the state government had issued a letter of intent (LOI) to eight private education institutions between 2010 and 2012 for setting up private universities.
“These include Manav Rachna International University, SRM University and Ashoka University from Kundli (Sonepat), Techno Global University from Jind, PDM University from Jhajjar and the rest three from Gurgaon,” he added.
The Indian National Defence University for Gurgaon carries in-principle approval of the Government of India.