Assam Educational Institutes Admission 2020-21. Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has stated that the admissions to the universities, colleges and higher secondary schools in Assam will be free during the current academic year. The minister has stated that a decision has been made in order to ensure that there is no additional burden on the parents who have already been affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. The minister has further stated that no other hidden costs will be incurred from the parents during the admission process.
Admission to universities, colleges and higher secondary schools in Assam will be free during the current academic year to ensure there is no additional burden on parents already affected by the coronavirus lockdown, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday.
“Students from the higher secondary to the postgraduate level, including medical, engineering and polytechnic students, will be admitted to institutes for free,” Sarma told reporters, a day after results for Class 10 state board examinations were announced only on online platforms.
The prospectus and admission forms will be free and available online.
Himanta Biswa Sarma Said:
- The Education Department will also pay Rs 1,000 as monthly mess dues for those staying in hostels and an additional amount of Rs 1,000 to all students for buying textbooks.
- All the students must mention their bank details in the admission forms so that the matter can be taken up from the initial stage and there is no delay in depositing money in their bank accounts.
- Students who passed the Class 10 examinations last year will be given computers in their school and those who have cleared the test this year will get Rs 20,000 so that they can buy computers of their choice.
- According to its provisions, there will be a computer-based transfer policy with an initial lockdown period of 12 years. However, transfers within the district will be allowed.
- Another Bill was brought seeking to make Assamese a compulsory subject from Class 1 to 10 in all schools in the state, with similar provisions with regard to Bengali in Barak Valley districts and Bodo in Bodoland Territorial Region.
- Both the bills are pending the governor’s assent, he said.
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