A State University is to be established at the Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) College in State Tripura, aimed at broadening the higher education prospects as informed by official sources on 3 December.
Tripura’s Higher Education Minister Bhanu Lal Saha told that, from year 2015 the new state university’s academic session would commence. MBB is one the oldest college of state Tripura and due to the extensive campus it is chosen as a site to setup the University at.
The aspects of establishing University there is being looked after, by the committee which is headed by state education secretary. It is further said by them that the government will shortly introduce the bill for the same at assembly.
To obtain the permission of setting up the University, the state shall keep the proposal on the University Grants Commission (UGC) table after mulling over all the aspects.
To meet the fund requirements, the Tripura’s state government will formulate a detailed project report to be sent to the Central government to get it sanctioned. The estimated amount needed annually for the University will be close to Rs 15 crore, informed sources.
To widen the higher education scope the state came up with this proposal of establishing this new state University other than already running Tripura Central University.
A setup of an English medium Science College in the grounds of the old central jail is also planned in the cards by the state government. The old Central Jail is chosen as the premises for the science college as the new Central jail was constructed at Bishalgarh, which is roughly 16 km from the old jail.