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Guj's specialised universities to be best HR centres: Modi

BS Reporter  |  Mumbai/ Ahmedabad 

Inaugurating the centennial celebration of Sarvjanik Education Society of Surat, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the specialised universities started by the Gujarat government will become best centres for producing human resources.

Apparently, the state government has set up specialised universities namely Teachers' University (IITE), Sports University, Rakshashakti University and Forensic Science University.

Further, talking about technology in education, Modi said, "During last 30 years technology has brought drastic changes in the field of education. New methods of imparting education are coming in with the speed the new mobile gadgets hitting the market. The educational institutes should keep up with the rapid changes of technology sector."

A decade back Gujarat had only 11 universities giving conventional education. Now the state has as many as 41 universities running various different courses.

In agriculture field Gujarat has come up with four universities which have received the acclamation of being the centre of excellence.

"To cater to the need of trained teachers the state government has started Indian Institute of Teachers’ Education. IITE will produce the great teachers who will be absorbed through campus recruitment," said Modi.

Speaking at a function organised by the Gujarat Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in Surat, Modi exhorted Gujarati entrepreneurs to buy diamond mines abroad and create global brands.

"The domestic diamond industry has to still depend on foreign countries for the raw materials. It would befit Gujarati entrepreneurs to combine their traditional skill with modern techniques, and own the diamond mines to establish their dominance. He recalled how Gujarati entrepreneurs were buying coalfields abroad," Modi added.o

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First Published: Wed, October 12 2011. 00:48 IST