Tripura to get five new universities this month: Govt

Tripura will get five new colleges, including three government colleges and two private colleges this month, Tripura Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters at the state secretariat, the education minister said that since the BJP-IPFT government came to power in 2018, several innovative decisions were taken to develop the quality of education. One of these decisions was to establish colleges on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and accordingly tenders were floated in October 2020, inviting reputed educational companies who are willing to be private partners to come and invest in Tripura.

“We have two universities being set up in Jirania and Kakraban on PPP model. The first is a law college and the second is an undergraduate college. We will have 33 percent reservation for government free admissions to all two”, said the minister.

He added that three other general degree colleges are being set up under government initiative in Old Agartala Rural Development (RD) block and one English medium college in West Tripura and one general degree college in Panisagar north of Tripura.

These are in addition to 22 state government degree colleges, a law college, a government-run arts and crafts college, a music college, a state university, two medical colleges, an engineering college which is already managed and managed by the state government here. .

Tripura also has a Central University, a Central Forensic University, an NIT, several other private universities and a private university.

Before coming to power in 2018, BJP promised in its vision document to establish a university in each of its 60 assembly constituencies.

Referring to the issue, Education Minister Nath today said that new schools are being set up to facilitate wider spread of higher education, reduce pressure on universities in Agartala and ensure that no prospective student is remain outside the scope of higher education.

The new colleges are being installed in renovated old school buildings and higher education infrastructure.

The government plans to transfer existing professors, recruit new university professors, promote Post Graduate Professors (PGTs) acting as university professors to assistant professors, provided they have the necessary qualifications among other decisions.

To begin with, these new colleges would be started with integrated courses for law and commerce disciplines for the law faculty, while humanities subjects like Bengali, English, Political Science, history, education, Sanskrit, economics and sociology. colleges

On the other hand, the minister said that his government ensured parity in salaries given to the non-teaching employees of the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan without reducing their salary. The affected employees would now get Rs. Salary increase from 4,000 to 5,000 on average as part of the move to introduce parity.

The government would also hire 668 Block Resource Persons (BRPs) and Cluster Resource Persons (CRPs) on contract basis to boost education infrastructure at grassroots level.

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