Sibal plans to reform higher education too

Your Education is Our World

He ushered in radical reforms in school education within the first 100 days of his tenure as human resource development (HRD) minister.

Now, Kapil Sibal is set to change the face of higher education as well.

Sibal will initiate the second phase of reforms in the higher education sector with a number of laws, including one that will make taking capitation fee a criminal offence.

The ministry has proposed the Educational Malpractices Bill, under which medical and technical institutions as well as universities found guilty of demanding capitation fee can be penalised up to Rs 50 lakh.

Criminal courts and special educational tribunals will adjudicate such matters.

Sibal is expected to announce the reforms in the next few days.

He is also expected to announce legislations to set up a parallel redressal system of educational tribunals in the Centre and the states.

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