New law to check mushrooming of coaching institutes in Bihar

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:54

Patna: In a significant step to check mushrooming of coaching institutes, Bihar government will enact a stringent law to regulate their functioning, making it
the first state to do so.

The decision to table a bill in the forthcoming session of the state Assembly comes against the backdrop of violent protests against "truant" coaching centres which
claimed the life of a student here on Tuesday.

"Earlier there was a move to make a policy but now we will frame a law to prevent exploitation of students," Human Resource Development (HRD) Principal Secretary Anjani Kumar Singh said.

Students went on the rampage here against the management of coaching institutes for "cheating" them by not completing the courses within a stipulated time-frame.

After hectic parleys with the representatives of the students and owners of these institutes, the government has decided to monitor the "tuition trade" through legislation.

The proposed legislation would provide for registration of all such institutes and strict monitoring of quality of education, fee structure and strength of the students.
Bihar will be the first state in India to have such a stringent law to regulate the functioning of the coaching institutes, sources in the HRD department said.

The death of Sachin Sharma in the violence drew protests from opposition RJD and LJP which alleged that the entire education system in Bihar was in the hands of the


First Published: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 12:54

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