Private Universities in Assam Continue to Increase; Assam Cabinet approves Two New Private Universities

Guwahati: Approval granted in Assam Cabinet meeting held on 11 September

BY | Monday, 12 September, 2022

The Assam Government has accorded approval of two new private universities. Girijananda Chowdhury University, Assam Main Campus, Guwahati and constituent campus at Dekargaon, Tezpur; and Pragjyotisjpur University with its camous at Hajongbari, Chandrapur under Kamrup (M) District under the Assam Private Universities Act 2007.

Assam Chief Minister Shri Hemanta Biswa Sarma said in a tweet, “In today’s Assam Cabinet, we took a host of decisions with regard to clearing backlog of cases in courts, establishment of new universities, roadmap on disaster risk reduction, upgrading polytechnics & ITIs, streamlining land acquisition, filling up posts of Bodo teachers, etc”

The approval of two new private universities now brings the total number of private universities to 8, and the total number of universities, including Central, State and Deemed University, to 28.


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