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EDUCATION- New Universities Bill in Maharashtra- Wrong Diagnosis and Wrong Medicine

October 6, 1984 EDUCATION New Universities Bill in Maharashtra Wrong Diagnosis and Wrong Medicine J V Deshpande WHATEVER else the government of Maharashtra may have set out to achieve by the new Bill now introduced in the State Assembly to consolidate the Acts of the non-agricultural universities in the state, it has already had one tangible outcome, probably not foreseen by the government. It has united almost all the academics as well as the administrators in the universities and colleges against the Bill. It is no surprise that many of the provisions of the Bill are being strongly opposed by various student unions and teacher organisations. But not only the managements of the colleges but even official bodies of different universities, such as the Senate of Bombay University and the Executive Councils of Nagpur University and the SNDT Women's University, have come out against the Bill. Similar reaction is expected from other universities also. Considering the fact that there are many persons who are either directly nominated or in some way sponsored by the government on these bodies of the universities, this public expression of their dissatisfaction must be considered quite remarkable.

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