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Centre to set up 1000 new polytechnic institutions

The Centre Government proposes institutions in backward districts across the country.

education Updated: Oct 20, 2009 13:21 IST
Hindustan Times

The Centre Government, proposes to open up 1000 new Polytechnic institutions and 374 degree colleges in 210 backward districts across the country in which it will bear 1/3 capital cost of such institutions for skill development of young students, says Secretary, Higher Education, Ministry of HRD, R. P. Agrawal.

Inaugurating ASSOCHAM organised 5th Education Fair, Agrawal said the remaining capital cost for the proposed institutions would jointly come from concerned states and industry selected by them.

The opening exercise of 1000 Polytechnic institutes and 374 degree colleges would start from 2009-10.

First Published: Jun 22, 2009 18:31 IST