Bengaluru, September 8: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, while addressing students at Manipal University, asks them to not go aboard for advanced studies. He claimed that the Centre is in the process of establishing 20 universities of global standards.
"The government will provide scholarship of Rs 75,000 per month to the top 1,000 meritorious students," he said.
Speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'New India' campaign, he said that the prime minister believes in the power of youth and is passionate about improving the standard of education in the country.
Javadekar further said that it is the obligation of every student to pay back to society and contribute for the development of the nation. In his address to the students, Javadekar urged them to become good human being apart from gaining knowledge and skills.
Interestingly, the 20 institutes which will be called “Institutions of National Eminence”- 10 in private and 10 in public sector will be selected from the existing institutions only. They could be IITs, IIMs, IISc, central universities like JNU and private institutions or any other institute that is performing well.