In a bid to provide better traditional and modern education to students belonging to minority communities, the government has said that it will be setting up world-class educational institutions across the country.
MoS for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, on Thursday informed that these world-class institutions will provide education in technical, medical, Ayurveda, and Unani fields, among others.
There will be 40 per cent reservation for girls in these institutions, he said, after chairing a meeting of general body of Maulana Azad Education Foundation here.
“The government is committed to provide quality education to the minorities. The focus is to provide better education as well as better employment opportunities to them,” Naqvi said.
"A high-level committee has been constituted for this purpose. The committee will give its detailed report within two months on a roadmap including places where these institutes will be established. We are working on a strategy so that these institutes can get started in 2018," Naqvi added.
The minister also announced Begam Hazrat Mahal scholarship for girls and the decision to establish Gharib Nawaz skill development centres across the country.
He said that out of total Rs 3,827 crore announced in the last budget for his Ministry, about Rs 2,800 crore was approved for education related expenditure, including scholarships.