NRIs in UK keen to invest in varsities in UP: Dy CM
London: Non-Resident Indians in the UK have expressed their willingness in setting up universities in Uttar Pradesh, state's deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said here.
Sharma, who also holds the education portfolio, said that leading industrialists are also interested in investing in the "rapidly modernising" state during his meetings here.
He was in the UK on a three-day visit to attend the Education World Forum 2018 here.
"A number of them (NRIs) expressed interest in investing in universities that would combine spiritual aspects with modern education to create an ideal institution. We will explore this concept," he said yesterday.
"The conclusions of the summit were around the importance of providing education on the basis of equality. We have already started implementing steps in that direction in our state," said the deputy chief minister.
Highlighting plans for virtual and Wi-Fi enabled classrooms across the educational institutions, he said UP's education system was undergoing a digital revolution and the UK visit had proved to be an important learning experience which would enhance the process of transformation already underway in the state.
Uttar Pradesh is like a mini-India which is undergoing large-scale transformation and change, Sharma added.