In order to boost skill-based education system in the state Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar has announced to set up a Skill Development University.
Speaking about the initiative he said that the proposal for setting up the university had been sent to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry for its clearance. Khattar expressed his hope and said that it would get clearance soon.
The Skill Development University, as proposed by the state, will be proving training to teachers for improving their pedagogical skills. The idea is to create a number of good teachers who can be fair and honest to the profession.
The announcement was made by Khattar during the consultative meeting of North Indian states for the preparation of new education policy at national level. The one-day meeting was jointly organised by Union ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) and department of higher education of government of Haryana.
Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, State's PWD Minister Rao Narbir Singh, Rajasthan Education Minister Vasudev Nani, Punjab Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema, and senior officers of education departments from the north Indian states were also present.
In his address, the Haryana Chief Minister said that earlier the education policy used to start from 'top to bottom' but now, for the first time, a bottom-up approach is being taken from village, block, district and state level for the preparation of a comprehensive National Education Policy. Kattar was advocating that education in the country should be such, which has the ability to make the students employable after they finish their education.
Khattar also emphasised to lay a '3-R' education system, which means Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. He said that a Skill Development Mission has been set up in the state to take care of the drop out rate of the students and to cater to the needs of those students could not take up higher education due to some circumstances; upgrading their skills and making them employable.