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Linking Education With Job Opportunities: PM Modi

Modi envisions an India where youngsters will be job creators not job seekers

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While addressing the nation on Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech from the Red Fort had an important message for the education sector.

PM Modi talked about his government’s plans to invest Rs1,000 crores to transform and improve 20 universities into “world class” universities that would be free from restrictions to convert them into ‘one of a kind’ educational institutions. Modi said the government had taken an important step “to grant the universities freedom from restrictions to make them world class universities”.

PM Modi further added, “We have asked 20 universities to decide their own destiny. The government will not interfere in their functioning. Besides, the government is willing to provide funds up to Rs 1,000 crore.”

“We have appealed to them and I am confident that the educational institutions of our country will certainly come forward and make it a success.”

The Prime Minister on this occasion also added that his government has managed to set up six IITs, seven IIMs and eight IIITs in the last three years.

“We have also done the groundwork for linking education with job opportunities” he said.

While addressing the nation on this prestigious occasion, Modi also said, “Times are changing. There is a constant change in demand, and a constant change in technology... with these, the nature of jobs are also changing, and we must move with the times.”