Besides the normal budgetary allocation, the department also saw signing of several MOUs in the Vibrant Gujarat 2009 Global Investors Summit. These MoUs have been presented in order:
MoUs during Vibrant Gujarat 2009
Private investors signed MoUs with the Education Department during VGGIS ’09. The MoUs totalled to approximately Rs. 15879 crores. The investments are too made in the creation of the following:
- Academic villages
- Knowledge Parks
- Colleges, schools, research institutions etc.
These will be executed with the supervision of the Education department over the course of next two to three years.
Shelf of projects
The state government has been investing aggressively in creating education infrastructure. Building schools have been a critical part of this strategy.
Further the education department plans to build about 12 colleges and 9 polytechnics on a Public Private Partnership basis. The department is also in the process of acquiring land for creating knowledge parks.
As part of the Blueprint for Investment in Gujarat, 2020, two Knowledge Corridors have been proposed. These corridors have been assumed to be spread over an area of 1500 acres each. Besides this, the following have been proposed:
- Maritime, retail management and aviation universities
- Various Centres of Excellence in an array of disciplines viz. biotechnology, nutraceuticals, nanotechnology, space research, clean technologies etc.