The Madhya Pradesh Private Universities Regulatory Commission (MPPURC), has taken a step forward in order to open more private universities across the state. MPPURC will be organising meets across the country in order to attract corporate houses to invest in the state to set up private universities.
Dr AK Pandey, Chairman of the commission says "the state needs more private universities. At least a dozen more, presently 12 private universities are in the state based at Bhopal, Indore and Gwalior. Having a population of around 75 million, several remote areas in the state are still deprived of quality education."
Continuing on the topic, he added "Private universities have come up in last five years where over 35,000 students are studying. We want to reach out places like Jhabua and Balaghat among others where higher education is either missing or availability of the universities is negligible. With our efforts we will change the scenario in next two years"
The meetings will be held in education hubs like Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai Hyderabad and Chennai. In the meetings, the commission will showcase potential in Madhya Pradesh and will try to attract the corporates to invest in the state.
Madhya Pradesh state currently has private universities like AISECT (Bhopal), AKS University (Satna), Amity University (Gwalior), ITM University (Gwalior), Jagran Lake City University (Bhopal), Jaypee University (Guna), Oriental University (Indore), People's University (Indore), RKDF University (Bhopal), SVN University (Sagar) and Techno Global University (Sironj).