550 new colleges  of Arts, Science, Law, Commerce and Engineering likely to open in Maharashtra

College in Maharashtra includes all types of college, starting from engineering college, medical college, arts and science college, fashion designing college, polytechnic college, law college, the teacher training college and so on. In the western part of India, Mumbai situated.

It is also known as ‘the commercial capital of India”. All the College in Maharashtra are given the equal importance as in the city Mumbai is well known as the heart of the city and the students in large numbers from all over the country come to study here. Maharashtra is a big state. The main cities here are Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Sholapur, Nasik etc.

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The effort of the Maharashtra Government to make higher studies popular and accessible to the poor people and the rural and weaker section is quite commendable. College in Maharashtra are made for this endeavor and thus the opportunity is also increasing day by day in the cities of Maharashtra.

Recently, Maharashtra State Commission for Higher Education and Development (MAHED) has approved the opening of around 550 new colleges. They are likely to come up across the state in the next academic year. as the perspective plans of non-agricultural state universities for 2019-20. Around 60 new colleges will be set up under the University of Mumbai, according to sources in the higher and technical education department.

Officials said that apart from traditional courses like Arts, Science, Law, Commerce, and Engineering, the government has approved setting up of colleges for skill-based courses for the first time.

According to the Maharashtra Public Universities Act, universities have to prepare an annual perspective plan and propose new slots for the colleges based on the need in the respective areas. “The universities have to set up goals and gauge the demand for courses in their areas before proposing new colleges,” said an official.

The perspective plans vetted by the higher and technical education department are presented to Maharashtra State Commission for Higher Education and Development (MAHED), which is headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Last week, the MAHED approved 550 new colleges.

Mumbai that has over 770 affiliated colleges has been allowed to start 63 new colleges. University officials said that advertisement will be published soon seeking applications from interested parties to set up the colleges and plots have been earmarked in Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg for colleges offering skill-based courses.

One of the officials said, “In the new perspective plan, there is an increased focus on skill development based on the demand in the industry. Apart from professional courses, there will be colleges offering courses like naval architecture and marine engineering.”

Some colleges will be reserved for women students, he said. Last year, the University of Mumbai had sought applications for setting up 62 new colleges. But it received responses only for 47 such spots.

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