Chandigarh, March 1 –
During the ongoing budget session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha, Haryana Education Minister Mrs. Geeta Bhukkal today apprised the House that for the time being there is no proposal to set up a University at Panchkula. The government has approved the establishment of National Law University in the state and a Bill to this effect would soon be brought.
Mrs. Bhukkal was replying to a question of Mr. D.K. Bansal, MLA during question hour in budget session of Haryana Vidhan Sabha here today. She said that however, the government has enacted Haryana Private Universities Act as per which six such universities have been set up in the state and three were in pipeline. If any proposal for setting up of a private university at Panchkula comes, the government would consider such a proposal, she added.
In reply to another supplementary question raised by Mrs. Kavita Jain MLA about Rajiv Gandhi Education City at Kundli in district Sonipat, the Minister said that higher education sector was among the priority areas of the government. The Chief Minister Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda wants to develop the state as an education hub. It is proposed to establish many universities of national and international repute in the Rajiv Gandhi Education City. About 31 proposals have sofar been received.