Bill to rein in private universities to be taken up soon

The Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions (Regulatory Commission) Bill was earlier referred to the Select Committee of the House.

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2010, 00:09 AM IST

Shimla: A bill aimed at reining in private
universities in Himachal Pradesh will be taken up during the
winter session of the state assembly beginning December.

The Himachal Pradesh Private Educational Institutions
(Regulatory Commission) Bill was earlier referred to the
Select Committee of the House.

The bill envisages making it mandatory for private
universities to employ regular faculty and make payment of
salaries through bank.

According to the legislation, private universities will
be required to take prior permission of the government before
starting new courses.

These will not be permitted to run online courses.

The bill, incorporating recommendations of the Select
Committee, will be taken up during the winter session, sources
said.

PTI