Punjab has been extremely successful in imparting quality education across students of all sections in the state. Now, the state is being envisioned as a hub of ‘Education and Healthcare services’ across the country. The Punjab Government has taken important steps to boost the education sector in Punjab and it is now one of the leading states of the country in field of education.
Recently, Punjab CM laid foundation stone of Central University of Punjab at a village in Bathinda. He has also called upon the centre to set up meritorious schools in every block of the country. Six such schools have already been set up at Mohali, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala. The schools have been quite successful and have raised standard of education in the state. 10 new Universities and 17 Degree Colleges have been recently set up in the state. Apart from setting world class educational institutions, the emphasis is also on improving the infrastructure in existing government schools and colleges.
The newly setup university will provide quality education to 18000 students who would be given every possible facility. The state has earmarked Rs. 2000 crore for the purpose. Once considered the backward district of the state, Bathinda is now home to 4 new universities that strive to provide educations in all fields.
With several key projects initiated in the state, special focus is also on the fine medical facilities given to the people. Earlier, people in the state had to travel to other state for treatment of fatal diseases but now they are getting advanced treatment and diagnostic facilities in every nook and corner of the state. Centre has allocated prestigious projects like All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Indian Institute of Management (IIM) and Post Graduate Horticulture Research and Educational Institute to the state which have raised the standard of healthcare in the state.
State has, in past, approved several projects for revamp of healthcare facilities in state and strengthened the infrastructure with help from experts. The people of state now have access to world class and affordable healthcare. With many more projects coming, the state government is keen on making Punjab a hub of state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and education across the country.