GUWAHATI, July 8 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today appealed to Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Zubin Irani to facilitate establishment of an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Guwahati, said an official press release here.
Gogoi met the Union Minister in her official chamber in New Delhi and talked about the need for an IIM in the State following the establishment of a number of management institutions in the State.
Establishment of a management institute of international repute would not only cater to the aspirations of the young talents of the State and the region, but also act as a research and development institute for addressing the problems of the State and the region as a whole, the Chief Minister told the Union Minister.
He also assured the Minister of the required land for the purpose in Guwahati.
Gogoi also sought a financial support to the tune of Rs 1,200 crore for infrastructure development of the ten State universities and Rs 250 crore for setting up a women�s university in the line of SNDT, at Jorhat.
He also sought a special incentive package for development of higher education and adequate funding for promotion of literacy and education in the State.
Gogoi laid emphasis on the importance of cooperative management education in the State and underscored the need for Central Government support for development of the Assam Rajiv Gandhi University of Cooperative Management.
He underlined the need for Central funding for filling up vacancies against posts of teachers in the schools to maintain the student-teacher ratio in the State.
Irani assured Gogoi of steps to look into his demands.