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HRD ministry considers PPP for setting up innovation universities

HRD ministry considers PPP for setting up innovation universities
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First Published: Wed, Sep 16 2009. 12 58 AM IST
Updated: Wed, Sep 16 2009. 12 58 AM IST
New Delhi: The ministry of human resource development, which oversees education, is considering private public partnership to set up a few of the 14 innovation universities that are to be set up under the 11th Five Year Plan to focus on multi-disciplinary research and innovation.
The ministry is already in the process of considering four key models for setting up of model schools in school education including the Whole School Management (WSM) model which would grant complete autonomy to private players in running of such schools, as reported by Mint on Tuesday.
The ministry led by Kapil Sibal is also in talks with the British government for collaboration and cooperation in the education sector, especially in two areas of teachers training and certification.
Innovation universities, the government’s proposal to build its own Harvard and Oxford, could also bring in transition from the existing reservation system, to one that is based on socio-economic factors. In a concept note commissioned by the HRD ministry for the upcoming innovation universities, admissions based on the socio-economic background of the candidate are proposed. The universities would admit students from all over the world.
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First Published: Wed, Sep 16 2009. 12 58 AM IST