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HP HC dismisses plea against merit based admission through common test

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 01:17

In a setback to private universities and technical institutions in the state, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Thursday dismissed their plea against merit-based admissions through common entrance test and regulation of fee structure.

Punjab passes private universities bill amid stiff opposition

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 20:04

The Punjab Assembly on Tuesday passed the Rayat-Bahra University Bill 2014 and GNA University Bill amid stiff opposition from Congress and serious reservations by the MLAs of ruling SAD-BJP combine.

Bihar Cabinet approves private universities bill

Last Updated: Monday, March 25, 2013, 21:08

Bihar government on Monday approved the private universities Bill to clear the decks for setting up private institutions for higher education.

No licences for new private varsities in Himachal: Virbhadra

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 15:09

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the government will not issue licences to new private universities in the state.

Demand for fee hike and free land to private universities

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 08, 2012, 19:32

A Planning Commission group has sought massive govt support, including free land to the private sector entering higher education.

Congress opposes private universities in MP

Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011, 19:14

The Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday alleged that the BJP Government has hatched a "conspiracy" to hand over higher education segment to "mafia" in the state.

Student bodies oppose Private Universities Bill

Last Updated: Sunday, September 11, 2011, 11:37

The passage of Private Universities Bill by the Maharashtra legislature last month has evoked adverse reaction from the students` associations.

Bill to rein in private universities to be taken up soon

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 00:09

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