Technical education in Haryana, especially in its NCR towns including Gurgaon and Faridabad, is all set to get a face-lift in the near future. The Haryana Government has received proposals for setting up of more than 50 private technical institutions, including engineering colleges, in NCR towns. However, the flagship education projects to come to NCR would be Rajiv Gandhi Education City, proposed on the Oxford University model in Kundli (Sonepat), and a central university in one of the southern Haryana towns.
These proposals are in addition to the 50 engineering colleges the state government has planned to set up this year. Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said the state government would take the number of engineering colleges in the state from existing 62 to 112 this year. “More than 1.50 lakh youths from surrounding towns travel to Gurgaon for work on a daily basis. Despite the fact that we have created ample job opportunities in the state, our youths have failed to grab the opportunity because of poor educational infrastructure in the state,” he said. Hooda also said that it would be mandatory for educational institutions in Rajiv Gandhi Education City to provide 25 per cent reservation for Haryana students.