Maharashtra rejects 100 requests for more academic divisions in colleges

A Government Resolution (GR) issued by the Higher and Technical Education department yesterday listed out some 100 colleges along with names of the universities they are affiliated to.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 01, 2017, 23:47 PM IST
Maharashtra rejects 100 requests for more academic divisions in colleges
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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has rejected some 100 applications for additional academic divisions in several colleges across the state on ground of incomplete documentation.

A Government Resolution (GR) issued by the Higher and Technical Education department yesterday listed out some 100 colleges along with names of the universities they are affiliated to.

The collages had applied under a clause in Maharashtra Public University's Act 2016, which permits institutions to seek speedy sanctioning of additional divisions, which were scrutinised in special meeting of officials and some 100 have been rejected.

In a GR issued today, the state government has sanctioned additional divisions to nine colleges with an undertaking that all those divisions will remain unaided permanently.

Officials from the education department maintained that as the government cannot take additional financial burden, it decided to sanction those additional divisions where college administration can bear the cost for running them.