Universities from across the state of Maharashtra have proposed to the higher education department to start 2,046 new colleges across the state. 'We have submitted these proposals to the government for consideration,' said R. V. Kirdak, director of higher education, government of Maharashtra. But all the proposals are not likely to be sanctioned. Each division under a particular faculty in a college can have 120 seats.
This year around 11,84,000 students from Maharashtra appeared for HSC, of which 2,64,063 have taken the exams from the Mumbai division. 'Final decision will be taken by the government as per the need and demand,' added Kirdak. Under Mumbai University, proposals for setting up new colleges as well as additional divisions for 2009-10 add up to 28,254 seats. 145 proposals for new colleges have been made, amounting to 17,371 seats.