The State Government of Maharashtra is likely to grant permission to set up 150 new colleges across the state within a week with an intake of 18,000. All these colleges will have arts, commerce and science faculties.
The higher and technical education minister, Rajesh Tope, announced this on Thursday. 'We have received around 800 applications to start new colleges in the state by different institutions. During scrutiny around only 175 institutions have been found eligible to start new colleges,' said Rajesh Tope. 'The Government is willing to start new colleges to accommodate all the students who have passed their standard 12 exams,' added Tope.