New Delhi: Union Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday directed Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to speed up and complete infrastructure projects by the end of 2023.
Chairing a high-level meeting to review progress of ongoing infrastructure projects of 43 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) including IITs, IIMs, IIITs, IISERs and Central Universities, the Union minister said that modern infrastructure will be dedicated to the nation soon, which will provide impetus to the government’s efforts to create 21st-century global citizens.
The status of ongoing projects of institutions under School Education such as Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodya Vidyalayas across the country were also reviewed.
The completion of projects comprises of various new academic blocks, labs, hostels and facilities for vocational activities for students of IITs, IIITs, IIMs, IISERs and Central Universities.
Secretary, Higher Education, K. Sanjay Murthy, heads of HEIs, senior officials of CPWD, NBCC and Ministry of Education attended the meeting.