26 private colleges to become government institutions in Assam



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No less than 26 private colleges in the Bodoland territorial region will become government institutes in Assam.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday that 26 private colleges in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) would come under government control in the first phase of provincialization. Sarma held a meeting with a delegation from the All Bodo Student Union (ABSU) and Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) regarding the development of the education sector in BTR in accordance with the Bodo Accord.

Assam 26 private colleges provincialization

“In accordance with the request of the delegation, it was decided that 26 high-risk colleges would be integrated into BTR in the first phase of provincialization,” said a statement from the Office of the Chief Minister (CMO). The Department of Higher Education will check the state of colleges, infrastructure, qualifications of existing teachers, the need for new recruitments and take appropriate measures in this regard, he added.

Special teacher eligibility test for Bodo support

“A decision was also taken at the meeting to create adequate Bodo language teacher positions in schools in Bodo regions in accordance with NEP 2020. The creation of single-frame positions will be done in all government and provincial colleges. », Indicates the press release of the CMO. Sarma said a Bodoland University campus will be set up in Udalguri with science and law colleges in the BTR, while a decision has been taken to hold a special teacher eligibility test. (TET) for Bodo media.

The Chief Minister was further tasked with forming an advisory committee with representatives of the WPTBC Department, Education Department, ABSU and BSS to oversee the proper implementation of the decisions taken at the meeting.

“A similar meeting will be held within six months to review the status,” the statement said. During the meeting, Sarma announced to offer Rs 5 lakh as a courtesy to Malobika Daimary, who was recently injured during a shooting by staff of the Forestry Department in Boko in Kamrup district, while asking authorities to GMCH to provide him with the best treatment.

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