GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation of the first skill university of eastern India in Darrang district on Monday.
The project of the university an estimate of Rs 1,000 crore aimed at imparting training to over 10,000 students in 12 disciplines- Engineering, Management, and Entrepreneurship, Agriculture and Forestry, Digital Technology, Textile, Media, Entertainment and Communications, Logistics and Transport, Tourism, Hospitality and Wellness, Development of TVET Practitioner, Retail, and Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals and Distance & Lifelong learning.
The fund has been already been secured in the ratio of 80:20 from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Government of Assam respectively.
The university campus is gender and disability-inclusive and will have hostel facility for 60% women.
The spacious campus is spread over 250 bighas of land. This University will provide skill education to the youth of India with a specific focus on Assam, and the North-Eastern region.
The state government is also exploring partnership arrangements with countries like Singapore, Germany, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, Israel, Japan, and the United Kingdom, etc, for providing sector-specific expertise to this University.
The university expected to complete by 2026.
CM Sonowal stated that since the new government came to power in 2016, it has taken many decisions to set up reputable institutions in various districts of the state.
This first of its kind university in the entire eastern part of India will cater to over 10,000 students from the region and will further intensify focus on the Act East Policy to bring investments to the state of Assam and make our state vibrant and thriving.
The university is a landmark achievement that not only create an opportunity for the youngsters of the state to reach their true potentials but also play a pivotal role in creating skilled manpower for the development of the state and the nation.
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