-Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath is likely to place the bill during the 8-day Assembly session  Credit: File Image

Agartala: To boost the higher educational institutes with proper planning and guidance, Tripura government is all set to place a bill on “Tripura State Higher Education Council” during the ensuing Budget session of the state assembly.

Speaking to the media at Civil Secretariat here in Agartala, education minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the governments of 23 states have already introduced this bill in their respective assemblies.

The previous government in Tripura formed council through an executive order in 2016-17 financial year, where the state received a sum of Rs 38. 88 crore since 2013-14 and spent Rs 27.10 crore. In 2018, the Centre had approved Rs 30 crore, he added.

Education minister said, Tripura State Higher Education Council will have the autonomy to act, make planning and take decisions for uplifting the quality of education in colleges in the state. Accordingly, the state government also made the council through executive order releasing in January last and now, it will be placed on the floor of assembly.

Nath said that the government is preparing this council following the guidelines of RUSA and path of Jharkhand, Kerala, Odhisha and West Bengal in order to give priority to the quality of education. In RUSA-I project, approval for opening degree colleges at Longtarai Valley, Kanchanpur, Santirbazar and Gandacherra has received.

It is to be mentioned that at present 11 degree colleges are under this council and they are- MBB College, Women’s College, BBM College and Ramthakur College in Agartala, Netaji Subhash Mahavidyalay in Udaipur, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar College in Belonia, Dasaratha Deb Memorial College in Khowai, Ramkrishna Mahavidyalay in Kailashahar, Government Degree College in Kamalpur and Ambedkar College in Fatikroy.

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