Jewar MLA suggests tie-up of GBU with premier educational institutes of India
GREATER NOIDA: Dhirendra Singh, Jewar MLA from Gautam Budh Nagar on Saturday told TOI that he has written a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathregarding the augmentation of the multi-crore Gautam Buddha University (GBU) in Greater Noida. Singh has brought to the notice of the CM that the university is not being utilized optimally. He has suggested that the university enter into a collaboration with some of India’s premier education institutes like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi University (DU), National Institute of Technology (NIT), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), etc.
According to Singh, if the GBU is affiliated with the cream institutes of the country, it will prove to propel the state of UP towards further growth. “An institution of such magnitude should not be wasted and used to its maximum potential, which is not being done. I have written to the CM and requested him to look into the issue. I have also requested the CM to take up the matter with the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India,” Singh told TOI. “The CM has directed senior officials to apprise him of details in the matter at the earliest,” he said. “I hope for a positive outcome in the matter,” he added.
The idea of the University was conceived during the BSP government’s tenure in 2002. At the time of its launch former UP CM, Mayawati had announced that the courses on offer in the University had been developed in line with those being offered by leading universities of Europe, the US and Canada. Currently, there are about 3500 students studying various disciplines including management, ICT, biotechnology, engineering, computer, architecture, law, etc in the University.
Spread across 454 acres in Greater Noida, the first academic session of the University started in August 2008. The state-run University is fully funded by the Noida and Greater Noida Authorities and came at a cost of Rs 1960 crores.