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NSE’s Project Gaurav to encourage research in higher education: CM

Saturday, 24 February 2024 | PNS | DEHRADUN

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that the State government has undertaken many innovative measures for qualitative improvement in higher education in the State.  He was speaking in a programme organised on the occasion of launching the  Project Gaurav of National Stock Exchange (NSE) for skill development of the students and youth at his residence on Friday. The CM also distributed scholarships under the CM higher education research encouragement scheme on the occasion.

 He said that these schemes will provide a new direction to higher education in the state and help in qualitative improvement of higher education.  The CM said that even though Uttarakhand is a small State it encourages research by providing grants to the scholars. He said that high quality research not only creates an identity for the scholar and the institution, it creates new opportunities for humanity. Research transcends the boundaries of states and countries and is helpful for the entire world.

 He said that an agreement was reached with the NSE during the Mumbai road show of the Global Investors Summit and it will now become a game changer. The CM said that a memorandum of understanding has been signed with the NSE to give impetus to the initiative. The MoU is a step in the direction of using opportunities in the banking and financial sectors. The CM opined that with the help of NSE Uttarakhand can convert its students engaged in higher studies into a human resource.

The agreement with the NSE will also help in attaining in depth knowledge of the share market. The students will also get better knowledge of the economy with which they will be able to get with the Project Gaurav of NSE.  

Speaking on the occasion the Higher Education minister Dhan Singh Rawat said that Uttarakhand has undertaken many innovative steps in the field of higher education which are establishing the state as a model for others. He said that agreement with NSE is an important step in the direction of proper usage of the opportunities in the banking and financial sector.

In the programme the officers of the department informed that a sum of 3.66 crore has been sanctioned as grant to 44 research proposals under the CM higher education encouragement scheme and distribution of the research grant.  The secretary higher education Shailesh Bagoli and CEO of NSE Ashish Chauhan also addressed the programme.

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