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Assam CM lays foundation of first Skill University of Eastern India

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Sarbananda Sonowal

Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundations for the first East India Skills University in Darrang district, which aims to educate more than 10,000 students in 12 disciplines. The university is also being built at a cost of Rs. 1000 crore.

The Skill University is reportedly expected to be completed and have an agreement with countries such as Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Israel, Japan and England by 2026, he said.

The chief minister also said that he decided to create prestigious institutions in different districts of the state. He went on to explain that Act East policy had given students many opportunities to prepare for the future.

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Asam’s Minister of Job Skills and Business Development – Chandra Mohan Patowary described this day as important from the beginning of the process of establishing the Third Skills University in India.

Schools in Assam have a program to encourage students, especially girls, to attend schools and physical education after reopening after COVID-19. The Assam state government will reportedly provide rupees. 100 for every student to attend schools and inspire students who bring others back to school and colleges to attend classes regularly.

Assam State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government will deposit Rs 1,500 and Rs under the grant scheme. 2000 for students and PhD students in their bank accounts. Students use the money to buy books and continue their college education. The Minister of Education also mentioned that the program had been operational since last year but had not been implemented due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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