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Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan on Monday (15th August) stressed the need to speed up the reform process in higher education in the state and make it student-centric. At a meeting held at Raj Bhavan, the governor directed the chairmen of three high-power committees to explore avenues for education reform to submit their reports at the earliest.
This meeting was held two days ahead of the meeting of vice-chancellors to review the work being done by them. The state government had appointed separate committees last year on the three issues -improving the quality and standards of higher education, review and amendment of the Maharashtra Universities Act, 1994, and bifurcation of large universities in the state. The committees have suggested a policy framework to attract investment in education, to bring quality improvement and to make higher education student-centric. Chairman of the committee on 'Improving the Standards and Quality of Higher Education' Dr. Anil Kakodkar, chairman of the committee on 'Review of Universities' Act' Dr. Arun Nigavekar and members of the committee including Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Kumud Bansal, Dr. RK Shevgaonkar, Gajanan Ekbote and officials of the state government attended the meeting. Wednesday’s (17th August) meeting of vice chancellors will be attended by the chief minister, deputy chief minister, minister for higher and technical education and secretaries of government departments, a release said.
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
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