The state government was laying emphasis on creating quality education infrastructure in the educational institutions of the state and private sector could play a major role in this regard. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while interacting with a delegation of Swinburne University of Technology, Australia led by its Pro Vice Chancellor Ms. Monica Kannedy that called on the Chief Minister here today. Chief Minister said that these efforts of the government would enable the students to get the quality education and be prepared and groomed to compete at top level within the state. He said that more and more vocational and technical courses were being introduced at various levels, so as to create more employment and self employment opportunities for the youth.Jai Ram Thakur said that the state government was also welcoming world class private players to invest in education sector.
He said that the Swinburne University of Technology, Australia can explore possibility to tie up with the institutes or even private universities in the state for starting courses in tourism and hospitality sector. Pro Vice Chancellor Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Ms. Monica Kannedy apprised the Chief Minister that the University was at 45th rank amongst Universities of the world and was known to provide best courses to the students. She said that the University was keen to collaborate with the State Universities in starting courses in tourism, hospitality and other sectors. Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Commercial Director of the University David McCall, Chief Operating Officer Gavin Dowling, Director Rajesh Singh, Director Higher Education Dr Amarjeet Sharma, Professor Department of Journalism and Mass Communication Himachal Pradesh University Dr Shashikant Sharma were also on the occasion.