Stalin bats for bringing education into State list from Concurrent list

Chennai, Mar 11 : Expressing concern over the Centre’s move to impose ‘regressive ideas’ in the versities’ syllabus, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin today reiterated the need to bring education back in the State list in the Constitution from the Concurrent list. In his virtual address at the inauguration of the Association of Indian versities- South Zone Vice Chancellors’ Meet, held at Bharathiar versity in Coimbatore, he termed as a worrisome development, the Central Government introducing ‘regressive ideas’ in the syllabus (of versities). The Centre making use of education coming under the Concurrent List and using its powers to introduce regressive ideas in the syllabus is worrisome,” he said. The best solution to this was to bring education back to the State List from the Concurrent list, he added. Stalin also highlighted the key role played by the Vice Chancellors play in shaping the functioning and quality of versities. He pointed out that Tamil Nadu’s gross enrollment ratio in higher education institutions stood at 51.4%, which was far ahead than the nation’s 27.1%. He also said that 19 versities and 33 colleges had found a place within the top 100 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework 2020-21. GV 1540

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