A bill in this regard will be brought in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
Punjab cabinet has approved the constitution of Punjab State Higher Education Council. It will now be tabled in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
The move is aimed at ensuring quality higher education in Punjab's institutions by facilitating optimum sharing of resources between universities and colleges. It would fulfil one of the pre-requisites of the next phase of Rashtriya Uchchtar Shiksha Abhiyan-2 (RUSA) for the state to be eligible for receiving grants under the central scheme.
An official spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office said, “The council, to be headed by the chief minister Amarinder Singh, will have the higher education minister as its vice-chairman and secretary higher education as member secretary. Besides, the body will have on board vice-chancellors of state universities, principals of government colleges and eminent persons from the fields of arts, science, technology and culture”.