<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mumbai University officials and principals have welcomed the Maharashtra Public Universities Bill, 2016, that was passed on Thursday in the state legislative assembly during the winter session in Nagpur. The Bill is expected to not only improve quality of higher education but also help fill important vacant posts in Mumbai University. This is the first time since 1994 that the Maharashtra Public Universities Bill, 2016, has been modified and education experts, officials and senate members from Mumbai University feel it will bring a lot of positive changes. According to a Mumbai University official, important posts like the Pro-Vice chancellor in Mumbai University will get filled soon, student elections will be back and students’ grievance cells will be constituted.Dr MA Khan, Registrar of Mumbai University welcoming the Bill said, “Mumbai University was facing a lot of difficulties in the absence of full fledged authorities. I am happy that the Bill is being passed and will be converted into an Act in a month or so.”Dr Rajpal Hande, Principal of Mithibai College and Former Director Board of College and University Development (BCUD) University of Mumbai, said, “We welcome the new MPUA. It has a number of innovative sections for the betterment of students, teachers, colleges and Universities. It is progressive for higher education in the new era of globalization. Promotion of autonomous colleges, cluster universities will enhance the quality of academics. Overall it is innovative, progressive and inclusive of all stake holders of society.”Pradip Sawant, ex-senate member of Mumbai University said, “Student elections that were banned many years ago will be back in colleges. We welcome the bill that has been passed which was pending since a long time.”

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Mumbai University officials welcome Maharashtra Public Universities Bill, 2016