Last updated time: 16 Mar 2023 11:29 IST
Atishi Shahdara Industrial Training Institute said two modern training blocks for 10,000 students will be built (Representative photo)
While reviewing the higher education projects, the minister directed the officials to prepare an action plan for modernization and expansion of all universities and technical institutes of the Delhi government.
The Delhi government has prioritized setting up two new campuses of Ambedkar University and revamping the concept of technical institutes to increase the number of seats, Education Minister Atishi said on Wednesday. While reviewing the higher education projects, the minister directed the officials to prepare an action plan for modernization and expansion of all universities and technical education institutions of the Delhi government.
“In Delhi, 2.5 lakh children graduate from class 12. But despite their talent and ability, only one lakh of them make it to any university. Keeping this in mind, the Delhi government has started building the capacity of its universities,” said Atishi. He also directed the officials to speed up the construction work of Rohini and Dhirpur campuses of Ambedkar University and said that the new campuses would cater to all the academic needs of the students.
“Delhi government is working with the vision of changing the country through education. “More than 26,000 students will be able to enroll here after the Dirpur and Rohini campuses of the university are ready,” said the minister. Both the campuses will have multi-storied academic blocks, convention block, health center, auditorium, administrative block, library block, amphitheater, hotel, separate hostels for girls and boys. Residential houses will also be built.
Atishi Shahdara said that two modern training blocks for 10,000 students will be constructed at the Industrial Training Institute.
The first phase of the project was reviewed by the Delhi Education Minister on Wednesday. The Delhi government’s current 19 ITIs have a total of 11,000 seats, receiving more than 30,000 applications every year, according to the Directorate of Education.
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