Five Assam colleges will get university status in next two years: Chief Minister

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addressed the North-East education conclave today along with Dharmendra Pradhan.

Five Assam colleges will get university status in next two years: Chief Minister Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma (Source: Official Facebook Account)
Vagisha Kaushik | Nov 20, 2021 - 1:40 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Five colleges in Assam including the autonomous college of Lakhimpur, Nowgong College, and JB Law College along with Sibsagar College and Handique College will be given the status of university in the next two years, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said while addressing the inaugural session of the North-East education conclave today.

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“LIVE from GMCH Auditorium. Inaugural Session of North East Education Conclave,” Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted.

When it comes to implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, it is easy to introduce the policy in states like Lucknow and Delhi whereas it is a challenge in the North-Eastern states as there are as many as 180 languages in these states, the Assam CM said.

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Sarma said that Assam has already achieved some progress in the implementation of NEP 2020. A high-level committee has been formed in the state for the implementation of the policy and the draft is ready. “We have created a policy for online teacher transfer, recruitment…,” he added.

In the next cabinet, the state will divide the education system the way it has been envisaged in the policy. The state is also going ahead in setting up new universities, Sarma said.

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“We have already shortlisted that our autonomous colleges of lakhimpur, nogaon, jorhat (jb law college), along with sibsagar college and handique college will be given the status of university in the next two years…,” he said.

The central government plays a huge role in the implementation of NEP 2020 in North-Eastern region, he said.

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Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan along with others are addressing the inaugural session of the conclave, today.

In October, Assam got approval from the National Medical Commission (NMC) to start the state’s eighth medical college in Lakhimpur with MBBS seats increasing to 1,100.


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