Bihar to have smaller universities

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:09

Patna: Following the guidelines of the
University Grant Commission, the Bihar government has decided
to restructure existing universities in the state.

Bihar Human Resources Development minister P K Shahi
said a proposal to this effect was put forth by director of
higher education to have smaller universities for smooth
functioning.

The proposal has already being endorsed by Shahi and
HRD principal secretary Anjani Kumar Singh.

The state has only twelve universities at present.

A detail proposal would soon be prepared to bifurcate
Magadh University (MU) to create a new university comprising
MU-colleges in Patna.

The proposal to carve smaller universities out of B R
A Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, L N Mithila University,
Darbhanga and T M Bhagalpur University would be initiated
later, sources said.

The proposal to select the present universities has
been mooted in keeping with UGC`s guidelines for more
universities to boost Gross Enrolment Ratio.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 12:09
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