Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said besides enacting the Private University Act to encourage private sector investment in higher education, his government was setting up Rajiv Gandhi Education City at Kundli near Delhi as part of efforts to usher in comprehensive education reforms at all levels.

Addressing the 11th Annual Convocation of the New Delhi Institute of Management here, he urged the Institute to set up a similar facility in the new education city.

“The Centre has sanctioned the setting up of an Indian Institute of Management in Rohtak, a B-School and a Knowledge Park on the campus of Guru Jambeshwar University in Hissar, a Central university in Mahendergarh district and a Defence University,” he said.

He said Bhagat Phool Singh Women University had been set up at Khanpur Kalan in Sonepat district to encourage women in rural areas to go for higher education. He said a University of Health Sciences had been set up at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal PGIMS in Rohtak.

Mr. Hooda presented medals and awards to several students for their outstanding performances.