Indian-American astronaut Kalpana Chawla is the first Indian woman and only the second Indian astronaut to have travelled in space. Offering tribute to her, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, has approved in-principle the proposal of Medical Education and Research Department to set up the Kalpana Chawla University of Health Sciences in Karnal district. The proposal was first put forth in late 2014 in coordination with the Central government. Finally the that is approved and ready to be flagged off.

Some of the major courses in the medical field of the university included nursing and paramedical courses, undergraduate, post graduate, post doctoral courses, specialists and super specialists with all modern and quality medical services. Rs 100 crore has been sanctioned to build up the whole academy and more than 300 bed super specialty hospital would be facilitated. Over 178 acres of panchayat land is accorded for building the university and the Council of Ministers is involved in selecting the stuff.

Whereas, in India numerous young women are rarely encouraged to pursue careers in astronautical science, Chawla became a hero to girls all across India. And now Kalpana Chawla University will help them build their own career like hers. The objective is to providing the largest medical institution in the state.

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