A state University is on cards for the left front government in power at Tripura and they are planning to take this matter up in the budget session of the assembly that is beginning from February 16.
Tapan Chakraborty, the Education Minister of Tripura said that the bill to set up the university will be presented in the budget session of the Tripura Assembly. After passing the bill in the assembly and obtaining the governor’s assent, it would be sent to HRD ministry and the UGC for their approval.
The proposed university is planned to be named after the erstwhile Tripura ruler, Maharaja Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur (1923-1947). He was responsible for setting up the first degree college in the state in Agartala on 1947. This proposed university would ease the pressure from the Tripura University and would help boost the quality of higher education in this region. It would also help students not to migrate from their states for their higher studies and enable them to undergo better studies.
This central university would provide 15 post graduate course in science and 19 courses in arts and commerce. Along with this the university would also provide 01 year PG diploma courses in subjects like bamboo cultivation and resource utilization, tribal language and rubber technology to name a few.
With around 18,000 students enrolling every year in the 22 degree colleges, two medical colleges and 15 other professional and technical colleges, Tripura is certainly marching ahead in the arena of higher studies and could come up as a major player in the country in the years to come.