The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar recently announced that soon a Skill Development University would come up at Haryana. A proposal for the same has been sent to the Union HRD ministry and the state government is hoping to get a clearance very soon on the matter.
The proposed skill development university would train the teachers in improving their skills to such an extent where they can turn out to be the torchbearers of future, making students learn the skills they have undergone. On the pattern of National Skill Development Mission, the Haryana Government has also plans to set up Skill Development Mission for the state. This would help school drop outs to upgrade their skills and make them employable in various organizations and working sector. The Chief Minster addressed a meeting recently which was jointly organized by Union HRD ministry and Department of Higher Education of Government of Haryana. It is in this meeting that Khattar announced about the proposal of the Skill Development University in the state.
Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani was present along with other education department officers of various North Indian state and education ministers. The Chief Minister of Haryana also praised the idea of ‘Bottom to top’ policy applied in forming the New Education Policy by the Union HRD.
According to an official release, “Now the policy is being frame from ‘Bottom to Top’. The new education policy framed after a thorough discussion from all over the country would meet the requirements of the fast growing India, which is heading towards becoming a ‘Vishwa Guru’ (world teacher).” Khattar further pointed out that the education should be made value based so that the students could be made employable. He emphasized on the three R’s of the education: Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. Talking about the Skill Development Mission he said that the mission would take care of the education of students who are drop outs of schools and could not take up higher education due to circumstances. The main motto would be to make them employable by imparting skills into them.