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No proposal to privatise engg colleges: Assam CM

Last Updated: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 18:25

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
on Thursday clarified that there is no proposal to privatise
government engineering colleges and polytechnic institutes in
the state.

"There is no such proposal. It is a wrong propaganda and
a communication gap. I am making it clear that there is no
proposal to privatise engineering colleges and polytechnic
institutes," Gogoi told reporters here.

He said the state government wanted to give academic and
financial autonomy to government engineering institutions
under Centre`s new scheme for technical education quality
improvement programme.

"But they don`t want it and we have said okay," he added.

Asking students to stop their protests, Gogoi said,
"there is no need for the students to go on agitation and
waste their time from studies."

On Tuesday, Gogoi was heckled and his convoy blocked by
Jorhat Engineering College students protesting against the
proposed privatisation of engineering colleges.


First Published: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 18:25
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