01-15-2015, 04:26 PM
The Left Front government will launch a Tripura State University and this will be taken up in the budget session of the Assembly beginning on February 16, a minister said here Thursday.
"A bill to set up the University will be presented in the budget session of the Assembly of Tripura," education minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters.
"After the bill passed the Assembly and obtaining consent of the governor, that would be sent to the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Union University Grants Commission for approval."
The budget session will last two weeks.
University proposed flights baptized former ruling Maharaja of Tripura Birbikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur (1923-1947), who created the first degree college in the state of Agartala 1947.
"The University also proposed increase higher education in the state and also attract students from Bangladesh and other northeastern states," the minister said.
Tripura University was set up in 1987 and became a central university in 2007. This has been ranked fourth in India and East 43rd country in a survey conducted by private study groups.
To relieve the pressure of Tripura University, the University proposed to help improve the quality of higher education, Chakraborty said.
The university has 15 courses and 19 postgraduate courses in arts and commerce. In addition, the University has one year postgraduate diploma in resource utilization and cultivation of bamboo, rubber tribal language and technology.
Tripura has 22 grade schools, two medical colleges and 15 technical and other professional schools with 18,000 students enrolled each year in schools.