Bihar: Education in Universities unsatisfactory

Bihar Education minister P K Sahi on Tuesday admitted that the basic infrastructure in the universities were far from satisfactory.

Patna: Bihar Education minister P K Sahi
on Tuesday admitted that the basic infrastructure, number of
teachers and the academic atmosphere in the universities were
"far from satisfactory".

Replying to a starred question of ruling BJP MLA
Achutanand in the state assembly, Sahi said there are resource
crunches as basic infrastructure, number of teaching and
non-teaching employees in the universities are not
satisfactory.

Sahi said the universities had during 2011-12 demanded
allocation of Rs 4400.63 crore and the state government had
made provisions for Rs 3080 crore out of the provision of Rs
3080 crore. The state government had already made available a
sum of Rs 1959 crore.

He said the state government had made provisions for
Rs 859 crore for setting up Aryabhat Knowledge University for
conducting technical exams.

The minister said the state government had requested
the University Grants Commission to sanction Rs 201 crore for
the purpose of strengthening the infrastructure facilities.

PTI

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