Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said the state has seen “massive changes” in education over the past four years, opening new colleges and universities and regulating university sessions.
The deputy CM said around 28 new private universities and 51 state colleges coming across the state.
He said the digital library which is in the state has one lakh e-content in 134 subjects in Hindi and English languages. Its success can be gauged from the fact that the National Digital Library of India of IIT Kharagpur has sent a proposal of partnership to the state government. Agreement will be made soon.
Sharma, who also owns the education portfolio, said “In the last four years the field of education has changed dramatically. For the first time, academic sessions have been regulated by universities and colleges. We will announce the academic calendar and take exams in July,” he stated.
The deputy chief minister said new universities were being established in the state and letters of intent had been sent to 30 private universities.
“A dozen universities have taken proposals in various committees. The government will approve them soon,” he said.
To boost the research, Sharma said the government ordered the establishment of the Prof Rajendra Singh Rajju Bhaiyya Institute of Physical Science of Study and Research Centre, Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Shodh Peeth and develop Siddhartha Vishwavidyalaya Kapilvastu as International Buddhist Centre and Centre for Excellence in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.