Greenfield University Bill to be tabled in Assembly today

first_imgDarjeeling: Darjeeling district is all set to get a new state university. “The Greenfield University Bill, 2018″ is all set to be tabled in the state Assembly on Tuesday, which willpave the way for the new university.”A university has been a long standing demand of the Hills. Since we took charge of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, we have been constantly corresponding with the government for a separate university. The state government has conceded and a Bill to this effect will be tabled in the state Assembly on Tuesday,” stated Binay Tamang, chairman, Board of Administrators, Gorkhaland Territorial Administration. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTamang stated that even the Memorandum of Agreement signed between the Union government, state government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha that paved the way for the GTA, mentions the formation of a central university in Darjeeling.”With the NDA coming to power in the Centre, we have been constantly demanding that the central university be constituted as per the agreement. However, the BJP government only raises this issue during elections and the matter has not progressed an inch,” stated Tamang. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe new university will come up at Yogighat in Mongpu in Darjeeling district. “The District Magistrate, Darjeeling and the GTA have already identified 100 acres of land for the university at Yogighat. The details have been sent to the Land and Land Reforms department of the state government,” added Tamang.The GTA chairman expressed hope that Hill colleges will be affiliated to this university in the next few years. “Darjeeling is known for her educational institutions. There are very good schools and colleges here. We hope that by the year 2020, all these colleges will be affiliated to the Greenfield University,” stated Tamang. Incidentally, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has stressed on the need for the revival of Darjeeling as an education hub. The new university is part of the state government’s plans in this direction.”The Greenfield University Bill 2018″ is aimed at constituting and incorporating a state-aided affiliating university in the district of Darjeeling, along with aiding it to function as a teaching, training and research centre in various branches, including Humanities, Social and basic sciences, Management studies on tea, Forestry, Mountaineering and earth studies.In the initial stages the university will impart undergraduate and post graduate courses. It has also been proposed that all colleges and institutions imparting courses within the district of Darjeeling will be affiliated to this university in due course.last_img read more