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Jammu has emerged as an Education Hub in North India: Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh

Updated: August 23, 2021 1:52 pm

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said today that Jammu is fast emerging as North India’s Education Hub. This has been possible because of personal intervention and indulgence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and high prioritisation given by him to Jammu & Kashmir as also to Northeast and Ladakh, he said.


Speaking at a function to mark the 5-Year Journey of IIM, Jammu, the Minister said, the Institute has made a mark in a very short span of time and that too despite the crippling effects of COVID in the last two years. He said that the IIM Jammu is one of the major achievements of the Modi Government in the education sector in Jammu & Kashmir and is catering to all sections of society, be it region wise or gender wise or otherwise.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that Jammu has emerged as a pioneer Education Hub, where students from neighbouring States like Himachal Pradesh, Punjab are seeking academic openings and prospects. He said today Jammu can boast of having premier institutes in India like Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, AIIMS, upgraded Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, National Institute of High Altitude Medicine at Bhaderwah, Industrial Biotech Park at Kathua, Noth India’s first Space Centre at Central University Jammu etc . Moreover, other centrally funded institutes like over half a dozen Government Medical Colleges, RUSA funded Engineering colleges, Ayurvedic college, an upcoming Homeopathic College and a chain of KendriyaVidyalayas in the Jammu province is a reality today, he added.


Dr Jitendra Singh said that Jammu will soon witness huge industrial investment to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore and mostly in the health Sector thus opening a large number of employment opportunities for youth in the area and also for IIM students. He, however, urged them to become job providers, rather than job seekers through innovative start-up ventures.


The Minister said, we have to come out of the entrenched mind-set of getting government jobs for all, which is neither feasible nor desirable anywhere in the world.

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