Shimla: With the government intending to turn the state into a knowledge hub, it was pushing for opening more centers of excellence and was considering proposals of nine more private universities. Only recently the government gave its nod to two private universities.
PC Dhiman, principal secretary education told My Himachal News that there were 12 proposals before the government for opening new private universities. Two, the Chandigarh based Chitkara Education Trust and Kalgidhar Trust run Baru Sahib University stand approved and letter of intent (LOI) has been issued to four others.
The four others who had been issued LOI included Institute of Chartered Financial Analysis of India, Hyderabad, Reetanand Balvaid Education Foundation, New Delhi, Centre for Advanced Study in Engineering Baddi, Solan and K.D. Educational Trust for opening private universities,â€ said Dhiman.
Without naming the others, he said that proposals of three others were under active consideration and the two remaining were yet to submit their project reports. One proposal has been rejected, he said.
Presently the state has four universities, three in the government sector, which include two farm universities and on IT University in the private sector.