Yoga guru-turned education entrepreneur Baba Ramdev has recently announced to set up his own world-class university in India very soon.
In order to meet the international standards of education and compete with rest of the world, the Indian government has been taking all measures to collaborate with many international universities to provide internal degrees.
Working on the same lines, Yoga guru-turned education entrepreneur Baba Ramdev has recently announced the decision set up his own world-class university in India very soon.
What exactly does Ramdev plan to do?
- Recently, during a sold-out event in Houston, Texas on August 23, Ramdev said he plans to start a world-class university in India in the next five years
- The motive behind starting the university is to educate approximately 100,000 students in different streams
- For this, a 1,500-acre land has already been acquired for it, he added
- The university is expected to be set up in India near New Delhi, on the lines of University of Houston
- The total cost of the project would be around Rs 25,000 crore, he said
- Meanwhile, speaking on the standards of the university, Ramdev said this university will be as reputed as the ancient higher-learning institutions– Nalanda and Takshila
- Also, students from all around the world can opt for higher education in India if this university is established
Other initiatives taken by Ramdev:
- Moreover, Ramdev has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development (HRD) to start a vedic education board at state and national level
- This vedic education will further help in reviving and promoting the Indian ‘gurukul’ tradition of education
- Not only this, he also plans to donate complete 100 per cent profit from the sale of herbal and food products of his Patanjali Ayurved for charitable causes and at least 80 per cent will go towards education.
Earlier, on Feburary 21, 2016, at a function at Vatsalya Gram Centre in Vrindaban, Ramdev said, “The standard of education would be such that students of Harvard and Cambridge would be tempted to study here.”
Source: India Today