The new government in Uttar Pradesh has started work toward setting up six AIIMS and 25 new medical colleges in the state. The new AIIMS and medical colleges were a part of BJP's election promise in the state. Ashutosh Tondon Gopalji, the Minister for Technical and Medical Education in the state said that the party had promised to open 6 new AIIMS and 25 new medical colleges in the state and the government has started working in this direction. Once the location for setting up these institutes is identified, the state government will send a proposal to the Centre through Chief Minister.
He informed Press Trust of India that keeping in mind the state's population and their health care needs, the new institutes are the need of the hour. The government plans to set up these institutes in the next five years.
When questioned about the poor quality of education in the engineering institutes in the state, he said that the government's priority is to improve education quality in all verticals and that the focus is on filling up teaching vacancies in various institutes. He said that directions have already been given to recruit 500 teacher vacant posts before the beginning of the new session.
Addressing the issue of dearth of jobs for students who complete their education form these institutes, he said that once the quality of education improves in these institutes, students would no longer face difficulty in finding jobs.
He said that government is also planning job fairs which will start in next three months and aim to provide job opportunities to engineering and management graduates in the state. The government is also planning to improve infrastructure in polytechnic colleges in the state and will provide hostel facility to all the students enrolled in polytechnic colleges.
(With Inputs from Press Trust of India)
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