Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh assembly on Saturday passed two important educations bills for setting up of private universities in the state by voice votes.
The Himalayan University, Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) Bill 2012 and The Apex Professional University Bill, 2012, placed in the house on September 27 last by Education Minister Bosiram Siram were passed by voice votes after long debates.
Siram said, with a view to encourage private sector to participate in the field of higher education, the state government had decided to establish the Himalayan University in the state capital to provide the students and teachers the necessary atmosphere and facilities for the promotion of innovations and new methods of teaching.
The state government has decided to set up the Apex professional university at Pasighat in East Siang district to keep pace with the rapid development in all spheres of knowledge and to create world level modern research and study facilities to provide state of art educational facilities to the youths of the state, Siram informed.
Both the varsities would be self-financed institutions and there would be no financial implication from the consolidated fund of the state, he disclosed.


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