AMRITSAR || In a move that is set to boost higher education in the state of Punjab, foundation stone has been laid for a new campus of the IIM in Amritsar.
This would be the own campus of IIM-Amritsar, the 15th Indian Institute of Management in the country, which has been so far operating from a temporary facility.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who laid the foundation stone said the government and private companies will have to join hands for taking the education sector forward in Punjab.
Stressing that 55 per cent of people are engaged in agriculture, Jaitley pointed at rising unemployment in the farm sector which has forced people to look at other sectors for income and stressed on the need for good quality education.
He also said that the government’s efforts to develop the premier institute in Punjab will encourage more educational institutes to set up campuses in the state.