Haryanas government is mulling over the idea of creating a government arts college in the state.
The idea is being mooted by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
In the first phase, the college will have a faculty of 300 students, said a government official.
This will increase to 600 students in the second phase.
“We are also considering the establishment of a public-private partnership (PPP) partnership for the college,” said the official, requesting anonymity.
The government is also looking at a pilot scheme for a government-run college.
“The PPP scheme has been started in the country, and has been adopted by several states,” he said.
The official said that the government would soon issue guidelines for setting up the college.
The idea has already attracted a lot of support from the people of Haryans, especially women, in the area.
“There is no other reason for the government to consider a college for the women than to give them a chance of doing their job,” said Rakesh Sharma, president of the Women’s Association of Haries.
“We want to ensure the women’s right to a higher education is given.
We are also keen on developing a state-wide scheme to develop women’s role in government.”
The association has also called for the establishment a national programme for women’s education.
“All women in Hars is not equal,” said Sharma.
“They need to be given equal opportunities and opportunities in society.
The state should take action against those who deny them opportunities.”