PM announces world-class education package for Assam

Guwahati, Aug 26 | Updated: Aug 27 2008, 05:32am hrs
The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday announced a package for Assam heavily loaded with proposals to create world-class educational institutions in the state.

A world-class university, an institute of petroleum technology and a national design institute on the pattern of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, will be part of the Prime Ministers package.

The Centre will also assist the state government in setting up a State Skill Development Mission to encourage employment and skill development among the youth of Assam.

Singh, who arrived here on Monday on a day-day visit, reviewed issues concerning the states development, security and welfare with CM Tarun Gogoi and other members of his Cabinet.