The Haryana Government plans to set up a committee to consider the income and expenditure aspects of all state universities. This was decided at a meeting of vice-chancellors of all state universities and officers of the Higher and Technical Education Departments held under the chairmanship of Haryana Governor, Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki. The Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, was also present at the meeting.
Addressing the VCs, the Governor said the primary goal of universities should be to ensure quality of education for which there will be no shortage of funds. He asked the universities to make their vision and decide what they planned to do in the coming years. Describing human resource building as the best profession, the Governor said this work was precious, but the teacher should also get adequate salary to lead a respectable life. Presently, 5.11 lakh youths who are getting higher education, are great assets of the state. But they could converted into real assets of the nation if shown the right direction. Youth can be made a true asset to the nation by inculcating in him the spirit of nationalism, responsibility and discipline. This responsibility could only be shouldered by our educational institutions. Therefore, there is a huge responsibility on universities and colleges, he added.
Earlier, the Chief Minister said students getting higher education whether technical, arts, science, commerce, are intellectual property of universities. The universities should prepare a database of all alumni along with current students, and utilize them as resource for society and the university.
The Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Jyoti Arora, highlighted the progress and achievements made in the field of higher education. She said there was adequate arrangement for higher education for every youth in the state and the number of colleges and universities had increased manifold. There were six state universities in 2006 but their number has now increased to 13. Similarly, the number of government colleges has increased from 69 to 133. There were 2.34 lakh students in higher education in 2006 which has now reached 5.11 lakh. She directed the Vice Chancellors to prepare vision plan of universities for the next two years to improve the quality of teaching and learning with the monitor able outcomes. She also emphasised on the use of modern technology through MOOCs and curriculum improvement and making it contemporary and more relevant.