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Education Reform Bills Passed in India.

Three Education Reform Bills Passed.
On March 19, 2010 cleared the Prohibition of Unfair Practices in Technical, Medical Educational Institutions and Universities Bill 2010, that seeks to make capitation fee a cognizable offence.

First Bill: Prohibition of Unfair Practices Bill charging of capitation fee or failure to keep promises of quality education could attract a prison term of up to three years or fine up to Rs. 50 lakh for the institute. As per the Bill, if an institution makes certain promises in its prospectus, but does not deliver or charges capitation fee from a number of students, then such practices should be considered criminal offences.

Second Bill: Setting up of Education Tribunals to adjudicate disputes in campuses. It basically passed to settle all types of disputes including any type of malpractice or harassment of students.

Third Bill: Setting up a National Accreditation Agency to give accreditation to institutions. Which will assesses and accredits institutions of higher education to ensure higher standards. The proposed National Accreditation Authority will evaluate the quality of institutes.


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