Darjeeling: A major private education group from Calcutta has decided to set up a number of educational institutions in Darjeeling – the first major investment in the sector in recent times and that comes after the business summit.
Binay Tamang, the chairman of the board of administrators of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, said: “I recently met Satyam Roy Choudhury, managing director, Techno India Group in Calcutta. The group has 80 colleges and five varsities.”
According to Tamang, the group now wants to set up a nursing college, hotel management college, IT college and multi disciplinary college in the hills.
“Techno India Group is now ready to set up a nursing college in arjeeling, hotel management institute at Sailabas (Darjeeling), IT college in Takdah and multi disciplinary college in Mungpoo,” said Tamang.
Sources said the group was planning to set up a nursing college in Singamari, where a structure of Darjeeling municipality currently stands. “Renovation at Sailabas is currently going on, and structures are also coming up at Takdah and Mungpoo,” said a source.