New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government will call a summit of NRI teachers to help make Delhi educational institutions world-class and the capital a “knowledge centre”.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo, who was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, was speaking at the inauguration of the second phase of Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) Delhi campus in Okhla.
Addressing the students and faculty of IIIT-Delhi, Kejriwal said he wants at least one of Delhi’s higher education institution to be counted among the best universities or colleges in the world.
He then presented a challenge to all the universities in Delhi and IIIT-Delhi to make it to the “top universities in the world” and said that the Delhi government will support the universities in reaching the list.
He assured the students his government will increase the capacity of higher education institutes in Delhi so that more students from the city could get admission here.
“In Delhi, we have a shortage of higher education institutions. Almost 2.5 lakh pass 12th standard every year and our higher education institutes only have the capacity of 1.25 lakh. This is a severe capacity shortage which even renders the toppers helpless. This is not acceptable and we are trying to fix this,” he said.