Nagpur: In a welcome development for college students, Maharashtra education minister Vinod Tawde has told TOI that the process for students council polls would commence from next academic session beginning in June.
On November 21, TOI was the first to report about government’s plans to drop the important elections for the current session, after they were reintroduced after a big gap over 23 years under the new ‘Maharashtra Public Universities Act, 2016’.
Speaking on the sidelines of the assembly session on Monday, Tawde, also looking after sports and youth welfare ministry, said the government is contemplating to draft a comprehensive plan, on the lines of development (DP) plan of cities, which would take care of requirements of education sector in next 10 years. He also announced that the government would be releasing uniform statues governing all traditional universities in the state by mid-February.
“The students council polls couldn’t have been conducted without these statues, so we directed universities to continue with old procedure of nomination. We are on the verge of completion of statues. The election process would commence from the next academic session with a view to avoid clash with the semester exams. It’s a 40-day procedure which would be completed before the exams.”