The University of Pune (UoP) is up to establish a primary school on the campus of its anticipated sub-centre at Shivnai which is along the Dindori Road, only after it gets green signal from the Maharashtra’s government.
The university’s senate of late approved a proposal of opening a Children primary school for the nearby villagers who have given their lands for University of Pune’s aside sub-centre at Nashik.
Currently, the University’s sub-centre is executed on lease at Palika Bazaar in Canada Corner. To save time and money of its students the university acquired 65.2 acres land at Shivnai, to have it constructed with better infrastructure and one that would not be on rent anymore.
The plan is also to set up a primary school for children of the village since they offered their land for construction of the sub-centre. On this matter, the resolution to the state government has been submitted for sanction. The vice-chancellor is also seemed to be positive about it, however, the course of further development is to take time. The University will only manage the Primary School and the teaching medium is yet to be decided as informed by Milind Wagh, Senate Member.
The land acquisition process is not wholly completed yet and it shall take some more time and the technicalities will be over in one year.
The independent sub-centre is likly to ease many current situations such as at present, students have to obtain university approved documents from Pune. To attend workshops teaching and non-teaching staff also need to go Pune. However, after the set up of sub-centre, all dealings including exam-related tasks, formalities, documentation can be finished at the local level only.
Up to date Research equipments such as a virtual classroom, students' facility provisionwell-stocked library, referencing resources, etc shall also be made available at the sub-centre for all in the district. The planned school and already established nearby educational institutes might make this place an educational hub.