Govt intends to unshackle universities: PM Modi

Geneva Matthews
October 15, 2017

However, the Prime Minister downplayed Nitish Kumar's demand and instead suggested that the state government involve the alumni of Patna University to develop it and urged the faculty and authorities of Patna University to come forward with their excellent performance to become part of education reform in the country. "Similarly, Patna College was the best bet for arts students", he said.He said he switched over to adjacent Bihar College of Engineering (now NIT) for an engineering course to fulfil his father's desire.

The former Bihar chief minister further said, "Nitish Kumar should be ashamed about the fact that important official posts at Patna University and other major higher education universities are lying vacant". Lalu Prasad has also been invited as he is also an alumni of the Patna University.

"I request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build road connecting Buxar (Bihar) and Banaras (Uttar Pradesh) as the number of pilgrims travelling to Banaras is more", Nitish Kumar said while extending support of the state on acquisition of land for the projects.

After attending the Patna University function, the prime minister will fly by a helicopter to Mokama, which is in Patna district about 100 kilometres from the capital city.

"I consider it my honour to visit Patna University and be among the students".

He announced that top 10 private and top 10 public universities will be given Rs.10,000 crore in the next five years.

patna/13-October-2017 (News release India): Government Officials have confirmed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay foundation stones of four water treatment plants in Patna and a six-lane bridge which will be parallel to existing one between Mokama and Begusarai, on river Ganga during his visit to Bihar on 14 October. "The situation should change through our determination and hard work", Modi said.

Closer to the time that PM Modi's fight was to land, he was moving towards the tarmac when the incident took place.

The total outlay of these projects is over Rs 3,700 crore.

Modi appreciated the efforts Nitish Kumar towards development of the state and said the progress of eastern India is the Centre's topmost priority. "They will be given Rs 10,000 crore in the next five years", Modi said.

"We are not among the top 500".

Summary: "Time was when 22 to 23 PU students used to crack the civil services examination of UPSC every year", added Nitish.Addressing PM Narendra Modi, Nitish said he was the first PM to attend a PU function.

"However with development-oriented government at the Centre as well as in the State, Bihar will become a developed State by 2022, when the nation celebrates its 75th Independence Day", the Prime Minister added.

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