Mumbai students oppose Private Universities Bill

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Mumbai , Sept 11: One month after passages of Private Universities Bill in Maharashtra legislative has raised adverse opinion from the various students bodies of Mumbai.

In a conference held on Saturday, Sept 10 organized by the SC, ST, OBC students and Teacher's association at Mumbai University, the students and teachers opposed the bill by saying that it was passed in "Hurry".

The bill will provide for the establishment and incorporation of self financing universities in the state.

The Conference has criticized the bill on lack of provision for reservations, absence of fee regulation, redress mechanism and independent given to the founders in requiting the staff.

"Government passed the bill in a hury. This shows that it has lot to hide. There is no provision for participation of students, like in the Maharashtra Universities Act through senate" said by Varadraj Bapat , faculty member IIT Bombay and vice president of Akhil Bharatriya Vidyarathi Parishad.

The Supreme Court of India had allowed private institution to fix their fees. SC has also been called for an extensive fee regulation act, which was pending in Maharashtra High Court he added.

Sainath Durge of the Maharashtra Navanirman Sena Students wing said that they will form an action committee to oppose the bill. He also criticized the bill as it seen education as a private industry and a business.

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