Chandigarh: Union human resource development minister, Kapil Sibal gave an assurance to the people of Haryana on Friday to set up a campus of National Sports University, Coimbatore at Rohtak.
Sibal, who was addressing the people after laying the foundation stone of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) at Garnawathi, Rohtak, said during the last five years Haryana has been setting up new records in every field of development.
The state is poised for becoming the centre of education and Rohtak would be the next satellite city of Delhi, he added.
Praising the leadership of Haryana, Sibal said the chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda encouragement for all-round development is the reason why the state has reached new pinnacles of development.
Expressing his concern over the brain drain, he said that today alumni of our reputed institutes of management managed multinational companies in foreign countries.
The trend would have to be reversed. Our talented graduates should manage the economy of our country, he added.
Terming education as the base of development, Sibal said the main difference between our country and the developed countries was that of education.
The percentage of students going to colleges from schools was 40 to 50 in developed countries as compared to 12.4% in our country. The central government has decided to increase this rate up to 30% by the year 2020.
He said, “Today, 20 crore children go to school in our country, which stood at two-third of the total population of America and out of these school children, only 1.4 crore go to colleges for higher study, which is a big challenge for us.”