The Manipur State Cabinet has decided to go for establishment of two new universities in the state giving high hopes to the students hailing from the state looking for higher education without moving to other states. Education Minister Okendro Moirangthem said the government has given nod to the bill in the cabinet.
In the meeting the decision to table the bill in the state assembly at the forthcoming winter session has also been taken, so that work related to universities could get started full-fledged. One of the Universities would come up in Churachandpur, and would be named after the state animal ‘Sangai’. The other one would be named Dhanamanjri University.
There are almost 7,500 to 8,500 students in the state who graduate each year from various colleges in the state. But due to the lack of PG seats in the Manipur University and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, which are the only two universities offering higher education at state, only a handful of students could carry on with their higher studies. For the same reason approx. 60-70 percent of the graduate students need to either migrate to other states for higher studies or drop their plans for further studying.
The two universities that are planned to come up in the state would be established under RUSA which has a plan of establishing 200 universities all over India. For the same the HRD Ministry has sanctioned Rs. 55 crore for the project.
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