Published On: Sat, Jun 1st, 2013

Bihar to start 15 community colleges from July

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Bihar GovtBihar Government has planned to open 15 community colleges across the state from the upcoming academic session in July. 90 per cent of the cost will be borne by the centre while 10 per cent state government will spend.

The colleges will be linked with Aryabhatt Knowledge University which will take up responsibility of their certification, examination and affiliation. The nodal officers and two representatives of each college will be trained at Chennai from June 10 to 15 where they will be trained about the courses.

Since this university has been entrusted with technical and professional courses, the community colleges will be affiliated to it. It was also decided that courses in these colleges will start from July. Initially, only 20 students will be enrolled in each course, the education department officials explained.

Sitaram Singh, Director higher education said that each course will have access to industries and multinational companies and the students would be imparted training as per the requirement of these companies.

“With courses linked with companies, each student passing out will get job. The representatives of these companies  will be member of these colleges’ board of management and board of  academy,” Singh said. The government of India has decided to open 200 community colleges across the country, reported