The Maharashtra cabinet, under the Chairmanship of Devenedra Fadnavis on Tuesday approved setting up two self-financed universities in Pune and Nagpur.
As per the government resolution, Ramdev Baba University will be founded in Nagpur while Shri Balaji varsity will be set up in Pune.
The Ramdeo Baba University is being run in the Second Capital of Maharashtra, Nagpur since 1984, by Shri Ramdeobaba Sarvajanik Samiti (SRSS), a trust which has been involved in community service for over four decades.
More than 35 years of fruitful journey has helped RCOEM grow deep roots and establish a strong foundation in technical education. Journey of a student in this institute has always involved comprehensive knowledge building from practical skills, theoretical knowledge to personality development, which has given them a head-start in their career.
Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management (RCOEM) was until now an Autonomous Institution permanently Affiliated to Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University. It was an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Institution with NAAC Accredition of ‘A’ Grade.
Now it will get status of deemed university. Institutions that are ‘deemed-to-be-university’ enjoy the academic status and privileges of a university.
The Official Statement after the cabinet meeting issued by the Cheif Minister’s Office (CMO) stated that through these two varsities, students from Nagpur and Pune can gain knowledge in various streams.
“Apart from social reservations, 40 per cent seats will be reserved for students from Maharashtra,” the statement said.
The council of minister also approved a policy to develop Irrigation department’s guest houses, additional land and vacant colonies near dams on the Public Private Partnership (PPP) basis.
The government is looking forward to generate funds by leasing out these properties, which would be utilised for maintenance of irrigation projects in the state, a statement from Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said, adding that this project is expected to boost tourism.
There are about 146 guest houses of Irrigation department in the state.
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