Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said that five colleges in the state will soon be upgraded to universities in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
He said that key decisions regarding the timely implementation of the NEP in the state will be taken at the next weekly Cabinet meeting. “The NEP requires stand-alone universities. We have three autonomous colleges now, J B (in Jorhat), Lakhimpur and Nagaon colleges. These will be made into universities,” Sarma said on the sidelines of the inaugural session of a two-day North East Education Conclave here.
“Besides these three, we will upgrade Sibsagar College and Handique Girls College (in Guwahati) to universities,” he said. The chief minister said that in the next state Cabinet meeting, scheduled for November 25, the structure for the educational institutions under the NEP will be approved, determining which institutions will be for fundamental, primary or senior secondary levels.
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