Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on June 2 asked the officials of the science and technology and the health and medical education departments to take necessary steps to reserve a minimum of 33.3% seats for girls in all engineering and medical colleges.
Nitish Kumar said at a review meeting on June 2, “Let us reserve one-third seats in medical and engineering colleges [for girls]. This will increase the number of girls in technical education. It will be a unique thing. Engineering colleges are being opened in every district and medical colleges have been also opened in some districts. The whole idea is to ensure that Bihar students do not have to go out of the state for technical education”.
Bihar government has been planning to bring two new Bills — the Bihar Engineering Universities Bill and Bihar Medical Education Bill, in the next Assembly session to give formal shape to the proposal.
The CM also reviewed two proposed Bills to be laid in the next session of the state assembly for setting up two new universities exclusively for engineering and medical science streams.
The Department of Science and Technology gave a presentation in this regard to the Chief Minister . Secretary of the department, Lokesh Kumar Singh, through a presentation, gave detailed information regarding The Bihar Engineering University Act-2021 and Power and Function of University Jurisdiction and other provisions. Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department gave information regarding Bihar University of Health Sciences and Power and Function of University.