Rajasthan has been moving fast to become the higher education hub of the country. The education system in Rajasthan has been changing very fast owing to initiatives taken by the state government.
Providing equal, qualitative as well as professional qualification to girls and boys, the state government is keen to introduce various educational courses across the region.
In continuation of providing better education, Rajasthan has become the first state in the country to establish eight universities in a year. They include:
1. Alwar- Matasaya University,
2. Bharatpur- Braj University,
3. Sikar – Sekhawati University.
4. Jaipur – University of Journalism and Mass Communication
5. Jaipur- Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar Law University,
6. Jodhpur- Sardar Patel Police and Security University,
7. Udaipur – Rajiv Gandhi Tribal University.
8. Sumerpur- Pali Agriculture University.
The state Government has also sanctioned a grant of Rs.10 crores each for the launching of two universities in Jaipur.
Apart from the promotion and pursuit of academic excellence, the state government is also planning to impart social education by providing facilities such as libraries and related tools and exposing young minds to information technology.
Having realized the growing demand for IIT’s and professional courses, an innovation and incubation centre for IIT is proposed to set up in full swing at Jodhpur.
A nano-technology centre at Kota Technical University is also being set up to promote the use of nano-technology in the state.
For providing better management education, construction work related to the new Indian Institute of Management (IIM) is in full swing in Udaipur.
Apart from these educational institutes, a Triple IIT in Kota, Centre University in Ajmer and World Class University in Jaipur , will start operations soon with the sincere efforts of Chief Minister Gehlot .
The state government is also launching new primary schools and colleges to converting the existing primary schools into upper primary higher secondary schools.
The recent state budget for the year 2012-13 has also seen a plethora of advancement in the field of education.
Plans to initiate around one thousand primary schools and convert about 600 primary schools into upper primary schools will surely help to impart education to more and more children.
The state government has been trying to motivate the young generation to excel in academics, especially in the class tenth and twelfth.
The government is planning to distribute laptops to the first ten thousand students, under the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Digital Students Plan.’ Along with this, students who secure first place in class eighth will also get learning laptops.
At least 12000 schools have libraries and to ensure that this facility is provided to the remaining 12,000 schools, the state government will spend Rs.16 crores.
Coaching centers are also in demand, especially for aspiring BPL students of the state wanting admission to engineering colleges.