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The Majuli University of Culture (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Sentinel AssamBy : The Sentinel Assam

  |  2021-07-13 11:08:49.0

The Assam Government intends to propose the Majuli University of Culture (Amendment) Bill, 2021 during its inaugural Budget session in the 15th Assam Legislative Assembly, which will begin on July 12 and would last 15 working days.

This Act was introduced on 16th October 2017, after gaining assent from the Governor of Assam. The Majuli University of Culture Act, 2017, was implemented to establish and constitute a teaching and affiliating Cultural University in the State of Assam. This Act was implemented as it is necessary to establish and constitute a teaching and affiliated Cultural University on Majuli, the world's largest river island in the state of Assam.

The Act lays down the guidelines to be followed by teachers, students, staff as well as government representatives nominated to oversee the functioning of the Cultural University. It also lays down the powers and functions the university is authorized to execute and the various objectives to be pursued by the university. The Act clearly defines the various posts in the university and the powers the officials can exercise. The Act lays down the courses, schemes, programs, and projects for the promotion of literary, visual, and performing arts.

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