The logistics for the project are yet to be worked out

Delhi University might just buy its own train instead of renting one for its annual “Gyanodaya” journey where about 1,000 college students are usually taken on a trip through some part of the country, to learn about that particular region’s customs, history and geography.

Funds for the expensive purchase might come from the Central and State Government. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who was at the university’s 91st nnual Convocation here on Wednesday, pledged her full support for “the initiatives taken by the varsity.”

Speaking at the event, she said: “The institute comes under the purview of Central Government but before that the students are a part of Delhi itself.”

The railway “project”, however, is in its initial stage and the logistics are yet to be worked out, said a senior university official.

PTI adds: Ms. Dikshit exhorted the students to focus on skill development programmes and requested Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Singh to offer specialised courses to make students competent enough to establish their supremacy throughout the world.

She said the university has changed and grown with the times.

“It is second to none in the higher education field.”

Ms. Dikshit said she has been associated with the university as a student, hence, she is an integral part of the university.Earlier, Vice-Chancellor while welcoming the Chief Minister said the university is keen to make education employment-oriented.

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