Knowledge Corporation on the anvil
Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath has laid emphasis on the the need to improve the quality of higher education and skill development.
The Chief Minister said that his government’s goal is to ensure that every educated and trained youth gets employment opportunities. For this, purpose he also mooted the idea of setting up an autonomous Knowledge Corporation in the State.
Nath was reviewing the Department of Higher Education and Skill Development at Mantralaya here on Friday May 31. Higher Education Minister Jitu Patwari was present on the occasion.
Nath said that higher education and skill development should not just be a ritual. Pay special attention to faculties in the field of higher education. In skill development, we have to pay special attention to the faculty that plays a key role in the education process and helps the youth attain jobs. He said that instead of focusing on the numerical strength in the field of teaching and training, we must constantly make an assessment as to how many students passingout of our education institutions are getting jobs linked with their education.
Higher Education and CSR
The Chief Minister said that the Higher Education department should develop its own financial resources to augment its facilities. He said that industries should be approached to formulate a target oriented strategy and support the higher education sector as a Corporate Social Responsibility.
Nath said that local needs of industry and trade should be considered in tems of skill development in order to create employment avenues for the educated and trained youth. He also passed instructions to register all the private coaching centres.
The Chief Minister issued instructions for filling vacant posts, establishing a Skill University, making a Common Career Portal, and setting up Colleges of Excellence and institutes like I.I.T and I.I.M., increasing Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in the field of higher education and preparing a detailed work-plan on top priority to provide coaching to students under the PPP model through private coaching institutes.