Bhaskar News | Last Modified - Dec 30, 2010, 05:51 AM IST
Bhopal: In what can be termed as a 'grand gift' for Madhya Pradesh in the field of education, the state government has given a ‘go ahead’ to ten new private universities, which is a landmark move towards higher education.
The new universities are likely to come into existence in 2011. In lieu of The Letter of Intent (LOI) issued by the government, each university has submitted configuration money of Rs5 crore.
The coming year will prove to be a landmark year to make Madhya Pradesh an education hub. Institutions and education foundation are approaching the state with an increasing rate. Another 20 institutions have send proposals to the state government for opening private universities in the state.
A private university, JP University of Engineering and Technology, is already functional in Guna.
The existence of a university in a particular area, leads to the development of that entire place. Bhopal, Gwalior and Indore are the target cities for the new universities. Now the state government will have to ensure that the new universities must be placed in backward and under developed areas, in order to develop the entire state.
List of ten new private universities
1. Amity University, Gwalior
2. ISECT University, Medua Raisen
3. Oriental University, Indore
4. ITM University, Gwalior
5. AKS University, Satna
6. Techno Global University, Sironj, Vidisha
7. People’s Private University, Bhanpur, Bhopal
8. Jagran Lake City University, Bhopal
9. Dhirubhai Ambani University, Bhopal
10. Institute of Chartered Financial analyst of India, devas
According to Akilesh kumar Pandey, the chairman of MP Private University Regulatory Commission, the LOI has been issued to all the above ten universities and they can start the course from this session.