The Bihar government announced it was going to discontinue plus two (intermediate) classes being held in colleges affiliated to various universities in the state. In a notification issued late on Wednesday evening, the Education department said that while such classes had been discontinued in Patna University about a decade ago, the same will cease to be held at colleges falling under other varsities from the academic session beginning in April this year. According to the notification, intermediate education (in all three streams  arts, science and commerce) will now be imparted only in higher secondary schools from the new session. The department also said the delinking of intermediate (plus two) from colleges has been recommended in the Universities Act but the same could not be enforced until now because of inadequate infrastructure and manpower in higher secondary schools. The resolution in this regard has already been notified in the state gazette.