Mumbai : Maharashtra Public Universities Bill 2016 that proposes several student centric changes on the administrative as well as the academic front of the universities of the state was presented in the State Legislative Assembly here on Tuesday.

The bill would be sent to 21 member committee of both the houses that would take final decision before the monsoon session. The bill against social-boycott and the bill for regulation of dance bars too were presented and passed in the state legislative assembly on Tuesday.

“The bill aims at providing an opportunity for the younger generation to avail good quality education of international standards. This student centric bill has several provisions to involve students in the highest decision making processes of the universities and has all the measures to enhance the status of universities,” education minister Vinod Tawde said as he presented the bill in the house.

NCP leader and former minister Dilip Walse-Patil said that the bill is a welcome move and supported its ‘student centric’ nature. “But, since the bill has 151 articles, it needs to go to a joint committee of members from both the houses for further discussions and debate,” he said.

“We are confident that we would be able to get it passed in the monsoon session,” Tawde told FPJ later.

The assembly also passed the Dance Bar Regulation Bill, which has provisions for stringent actions against the violators unanimously. The Bill was cleared by the Legislative Council yesterday.

Minister of state for home, Ram Shinde tabled the Bill in the Assembly and it was passed unanimously without any debate.

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