State government decides to establish the colleges at Dibrugarh, North Lakhimpur, Dhubri, Silchar, Tezpur and Nagaon among other districts
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said that his government would set up law colleges in the state to provide quality education at an affordable cost.
The chief minister made this announcement while laying the foundation of the Jorhat Government Law College, according to a statement issued by the chief minister’s office on September 15.
The state government has decided to establish the colleges at Dibrugarh, North Lakhimpur, Rangia, Dhubri, Diphu, Silchar, Tezpur, Nalbari and Nagaon, and all the institutions will have modern facilities, Sarma added.
Earlier, most of the law colleges in the state had been established by private organisations, the chief minister said. The state government has decided to implement the provisions of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 across the state to bring about a standard change in the delivery of quality education in Assam, Sarma informed.
As part of the implementation of NEP, 3,000 high schools in the state will be upgraded to senior secondary schools by 2022, the CM added. The state government would also increase the number of universities in the state.
Besides that, the state government has set a goal to set up one college in each development block to spread higher education among all sections of the youth, Sarma said.
The Jorhat Government Law College will be set up with a budgetary outlay of Rs 14.74 crore and is scheduled to be completed within 2 years, he added.