Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Five colleges of Assam — two located in Lakhimpur, Nagaon along with JB Law College, Jorhat; Sibsagar College, Sivasagar; and Handique College, Guwahati — will be accorded university status in the next two years, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Sarma said this while speaking at the North East Education Conclave at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) auditorium in Guwahati.

“We have already shortlisted that our autonomous colleges of Lakhimpur, Nagaon, Jorhat (jb law college), along with Sivsagar college and Handique Girls College will be given the status of university in the next two years…” Sarma said in his speech.

He said that Assam has made progress in the implementation of the National Education Policy (NEP).

Sarma added that the state government has created a high-level committee for the implementation of the policy, the draft implementation policy is ready and Rajya Shiksha Ayog is ready.

“We are going ahead with the implementation part…we have created a policy for online teacher transfer, recruitment…everything is going ahead in full swing.

“Only wherever in certain parts the state government cannot do on our own we need help and guidance from the central government. I’m sure that guidance will come to us now and I am very confident about that,” Sarma said.

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