Giving a virtual address at the 75th ‘Amrut Mahotsav’ of Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Sansthan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a futuristic and forward-looking educational ecosystem was being formed in India through the new National Education Policy (NEP).
He stated that the number of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), and medical colleges have also increased considerably since 2014.
“In the country today, the number of larger educational institutions like IIT, IIIT, IIM, and AIIMS are increasing. After 2014, the number of medical colleges has seen a more than 65 percent increase. Through the new education policy, the country is for the first time preparing an education system which is forward-looking and futuristic,” said PM Modi.
As per the data furnished by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Sansthan has expanded to over 40 branches all over the globe, offering educational facilities for more than 25,000 students belonging to schools and undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
“You know very well that for the bright future of India, our existing education policy and institutes have a big role to play. Therefore, in this ‘amrit kaal’ of independence, whether it is educational infrastructure or education policy, we remain involved with greater speed and expansion,” Modi added.