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Education Act to be Implemented in Maharashtra from Next Year

May 7, 2015 15:58 IST

    From the forthcoming year onwards the Maharashtra government has decided to implement the Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Education Institutions (Regulation of Admission Fees) Act, 2015. For final approval from the Governor’s office, the ordinance has been sent to his majesty’s office. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde has made this public and is expecting the Act to get passed soon.

    The Act would enable the state government to have a say on regulating college fees and restrict the private institutions from conducting common entrance tests (CET) on their own. These rules would become applicable to all the degree, technical, medical and agricultural colleges as well as the universities running in the state.

    According to Tawde, “The Maharashtra state government has passed an ordinance. A panel will now be set up under a retired high court judge, with a chartered accountant and a former vice-chancellor, who will be part of it. It will ensure that there is a fair fee structure adopted by schools.”

    He further let the press know that the cultural department of the Maharashtra State government is planning to organize a grand celebration ceremony in order to honour all the Marathi Janapith Awardees.

    In this regard he said, “The function will be held at the Gateway of India this Thrusday. We expect around 8,000 people from across the state to attend the ceremony to cherish the literary achievements of the Marathi language.”

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