The Gujarat government has decided to give Center Excel Excellence (CoE) status to seven private universities in the state, an official said on Tuesday. According to an official release, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday gave in-principle approval to seven universities to be given CO status so that they can make their mark globally.
The list includes Nirma University, CEPT University, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology (DIICT), Ahmedabad University, Charotar University of Science and Technology and Marwadi University. The decision will improve the quality of education at these universities and give them an ‘international touch’, Rupani said in a statement, adding that the move will also give a boost to the culture of research, innovation and start-ups.
A detailed action plan on how these universities can contribute internationally will be prepared soon, the publication said. Students will get quality infrastructural facilities and facilities like best faculties, laboratories, libraries and hostels.
State Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama will meet the heads of the seven universities within a week to prepare an action plan, which they will have to present to the chief minister in two weeks, the statement said.
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