Published On : Thu, May 7th, 2015

Maharashtra Government to implement Education Act from 2016 academic year

Nagpur: In a historic move to regulate the fee structure in the education system, Maharashtra government has announced that it is keen to implement the Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Education Institutions (Regulation of Admission Fees) Act, 2015, from the forthcoming academic year 2016.

An ordinance to this effect has been sent for the Governor’s final nod claimed Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde.

The Maharashtra Unaided Private Professional Education Institutions (Regulation of Admission Fees) Act, 2015 would empower the State Government to regulate fees charged by various Colleges and restrict Private Educational Institutions from conducting Common Entrance Tests (CET). This Act would be applicable to all Degree Colleges, Technical Institutions, Medical Colleges and Agriculture colleges as well as Universities.

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde claimed that the Maharashtra State Government has passed an ordinance. A panel will soon be constituted under the leadership of a Retired High Court Judge. The panel will constitute a Chartered Accountant and a Former Vice-Chancellor. They will study the entire fee structure and their report will ensure that there is a fair fee structure is adopted by all schools.


Vinod Tawde added that the Cultural Department of the Maharashtra State Government intends to organize a grand ceremony to honour Marathi Jnanpeeth Awardees.