Chandigarh: The Haryana government has decided to open new government women’s colleges in 29 different locations this year, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Friday.
“With this, Haryana will become the state to have such colleges at a distance of every 20 km,” he said during a “Meet the CM” programme organised on the occasion of National Youth Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in Panchkula near here.
“Besides, science stream has been made mandatory in the all the new colleges being set up in the state to promote science subject among the students.”
The Chief Minister said his government was making concerted efforts to promote quality education in Haryana.
“A scheme has been prepared to open women’s colleges within a radius of every 20 km in the state so that our daughters need not travel far to get education. The government has opened some colleges and new ones will be opened in 29 places this year,” Khattar said.
Haryana has a literacy percentage of around 77 per cent (2011 Census). While males have a higher literacy percentage of around 85.5 per cent, female literacy is around 67 per cent.
Haryana has nearly 700 colleges and 25 universities.