The Bihar government has decided to provide free education up to postgraduate level to SC and ST students as well as women of all categories in all constituent and affiliated colleges of Bihar.
The state cabinet on Tuesday OK’d an education department proposal which seeks to exempt all students belonging to SC, ST and women categories from paying admission fees for education right from entry level to postgraduate level.
Talking to reporters after the cabinet meeting, principal secretary (cabinet secretariat) B Pradhan said It would be applicable throughout the state with regard to all mainstream courses soon after a notification is issued to this effect.
Pradhan said colleges and universities of Bihar have been directed to furnish details about the additional financial burden they would be incurring on account of the government’s decision. The cost could be reimbursed from the next financial year.