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How PM Modi is Making India an Educational Hub

Education Reform PM Modi

It is said that destiny of a nation is shaped in its classrooms. So, it is important to understand what government of the day is doing for the education sector in the country. In an article earlier, we have explained the reforms being brought in the education sector in India. In this article, we bring to readers the number of higher education institutes that have been or are being built under the present government. We also compare it with the number of institutes built in India before 2014 to give readers an insight into the speed and scale of the transformation taking place under current government.

Source:

1. MHRD Website for data on IIT, IIM and IIIT

2. Data on AIIMS is sourced from MoH&FW

Technology - Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)

If the number of IITs built under one Prime Minister in his 5 years tenure are considered, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will probably stand first to have witnessed maximum number of premier technology institutes start functioning under him.

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Information Technology – Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIITs)

With greater focus of the current government on digitisation, India is fast transforming into ‘Digital India’. And, Information Technology is the backbone of this fast-paced digitisation. To achieve this objective, Prime Minister Narendra Modi added a number of IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology to India). The previous government too had a plan towards this objective since 2010 which remained pending. After 2014, PM Modi recognised the need for greater focus in training the human resources in information technology. His government executed the vision by rolling out 15 IIITs.

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Management – Indian Institute of Management (IIMs)

Indian business executives are successfully leading world’s largest companies like Google, Microsoft and Adobe among others. To further shape future business leaders from India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi focussed on building a greater number of Indian Institute of Management (IIMs) and this time, he decentralised the higher management education in the country by taking it to Tier-II and Tier-III towns.

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Medical Science – All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

Medical education is the need of the hour in India as India’s doctor-population ratio is very low. And, when it comes to tertiary care or specialised treatment, fewer options are available, mostly in private sector or some in public sector like AIIMS in Delhi. To take tertiary care in every region of India and with an objective of every state having its own AIIMS, Modi government has so far announced setting up of 15 AIIMS, many of which are at different stages of development. Two AIIMS, one in Mangalagiri (Andhra Pradesh), another in Nagpur (Maharasthra) have become functional.

Sl. No. AIIMS (Under Dev.) Status
1. AIIMS Mangalagiri, AP Academic session started from 2018-2019
2. AIIMS Nagpur, MH Academic session started from 2018-2019
3. AIIMS Gorakhpur, UP Appointment of Doctors started
4. AIIMS Kalyani, WB OPD to be launched by Feb 2019
5. AIIMS, Bhatinda, PB To be operational by 2020
6. AIIMS, Bilaspur, HP Construction started
7. AIIMS Darbhanga, BH Site finalised at Darbhanga
8. AIIMS Kamrup, AS The site has been identified at Village Jalah, Mouza Sila Sinduri Ghopa in Kamrup
9. AIIMS Jammu, J&K PM Modi to lay foundation in Feb 2019
10. AIIMS Kashmir, J&K PM Modi to lay foundation in Feb 2019
11. AIIMS Madurai, TN PM Modi to lay foundation in Jan 2019
12. AIIMS Deoghar, JH Construction of boundary wall is complete
13. AIIMS Rajkot, GJ Site is finalised at Rajkot
14. AIIMS Bibinagar, TL Bibinagar AIIMS to start MBBS classes from temporary campus
15. AIIMS Raebareli, UP OPD started

Disclaimer: Above table is based on both media reports and official sources. Media reports have been taken into consideration to get the latest status of development of various AIIMS in respective states.

Conclusion

Aforementioned institutions are under different stages of development. The vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards making India a hub of higher education is clear by the pace at which educational institutions are being planned and built. Interestingly, higher education is being decentralised to tier-II and tier-III towns. This further corrects the regional disparities that existed in India in terms of higher education avenues. The momentum generated by him, if continued for next 5 years, will enable India to become a world class education hub.

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