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According to latest updates, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has stated that five more colleges will be upgraded soon to universities in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
CM Sarma further added that the important decisions regarding the timely implementation of the NEP in the state will be taken at the next weekly Cabinet meeting.
Meanwhile the Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan attended the inaugural session as the chief guest, among other dignitaries.
Cm Sarma said on the sidelines of the inaugural session of a two-day North East Education Conclave, “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.”
He further added, “Besides these three, we will upgrade Sibsagar College and Handique Girls College (in Guwahati) to universities.”
The chief minister reiterated that in the upcoming state Cabinet meeting November 25, there will be an approval in the structure for the educational institutions under the NEP.