Monday, 24 December 2012
Monday, 5 November 2012
Preparations to launch the Markaz Knowledge City, which aims to provide facilities for world-class technical and professional education especially to Muslim students in the southern Indian state of Kerala, are in final stages. This was announced at a press conference there at Saudi Arabia by Sheikh Abu backer Ahmad, also known as Kanthapuram A.P. Abu backer Musaliyar , general secretary of All India Sunni Jam'iyathul Ulema and Jamia Markaz Ssaquafathi Ssunniyya.
Sheikh Abu backer, pointed out that the main aim of the knowledge city is raising a new generation of Muslims with high moral values and a deep knowledge of science and technology.
The all-round development of backward communities, especially Muslims, in the fields of technical and professional education is a major priority, he said. The knowledge city will be set up between Adivaram and Kaithapoyil near Thamarassery on the Calicut-Wynad National Highway, he said.
The knowledge city is an affiliate of the Markaz Ssaqafathi Ssunniya, a charitable religious institution in Karanthur near Calicut, which will manage the project. The Markaz has already purchased 125 acres of land for the new project. The first phase will cost around 3 billion rupees.
An engineering college, a polytechnic and a Unani Medical College are being planned in the first phase.
Business management courses in various streams, including information and communications technology, will be one of the key features of this education project, he said.
An international school and a multi-specialty hospital are also being planned, he said.
The goal is to make available professional education to the needy members of the community, Sheikh Aboobacker said, adding that other students will pay fees fixed by the government in compliance with rules and regulations in the state.Proceeds from the knowledge city will be utilized for day-to-day operations of the Markaz at a later stage.
Posted by Vahid Adivaram at 22:55