Mumbai, March 2: The Maharashtra Public Universities Act came into force on Wednesday. The Act aims at providing academic autonomy to state universities improve their functioning and bring about higher participation of students.
The Maharashtra Public Universities Bill, 2016 was passed by the state Legislative Assembly and Council in December last year. The new Maharashtra Public Universities Act will be implemented in a phased manner. The Maharashtra Public Universities Act focuses on following points:
The amended bill was tabled by State Education Minister Vinod Tawade in December saying that the new amendments are student oriented. This new law will boost the higher education sector.