Bihar's cabinet yesterday approved for the introduction of two new Universities in the state at Patna and Purnea.
Bihar's Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called on for a meeting of the state cabinet ministers yesterday. His meeting concluded with a decision of introduction of two new Universities in the state, namely Patliputra University and Purnea University. The meeting not only discussed about this issue but other agendas like a proposal to create four new posts in Home Guard Department, two commandants and as many deputy commandants. The proposal was accepted by the panel. Another agenda was et up a 'Bihar Samvad Samiti'. The main aim of setting this up that the samiti will take the government's welfare programmes to people across the state.
According to state education minister Ashok Choudhary, "The panel approved the Bihar University (amendment) Bill, 2016 so as to amend the Bihar State University Act, 1976 for facilitating the establishment of the two universities. With the coming up of the two universities, the number of state universities will increase to 16.The new universities have been proposed to ease the workload of Bodh Gaya-headquartered Magadh University (MU) and Madhepura-headquartered Mandal University.MU and Mandal University are "overburdened" as they have to cater to a number of colleges, Choudhary said and added Pataliputra University would have under its jurisdiction all the MU colleges located in Patna and Nalanda districts."
He added, "The students of these districts have to travel long distances to reach their university office at Madhepura. They have been demanding a separate university for long, and CM Nitish Kumar had sometimes back announced that a university would be set up at Purnia to end their hardship."
As many as eight proposals were passed by the panel during the meeting. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on such news and views across the nation. For more, take a halt at Brainbuxa.