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Maharashtra's Progressive Step: Free Education for Transgender Students in Universities
A recent declaration from university authorities underscores this pivotal decision, highlighting their unwavering commitment to extending tuition-free education to transgender students across their campuses and affiliated colleges.

by Pragti Sharma / 07 Dec 2023 22:48 PM IST / 0 Comment(s) / 145

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In a groundbreaking move toward inclusivity, universities in Maharashtra have taken a significant stride by providing tuition-free education to transgender individuals. Following directives from the state government, these public universities have embraced a transformative approach to education, aiming to ensure equal opportunities for all.



A recent declaration from university authorities underscores this pivotal decision, highlighting their unwavering commitment to extending tuition-free education to transgender students across their campuses and affiliated colleges.



During a crucial meeting convened by the Higher and Technical Education Minister, Chandrakant Patil, along with vice-chancellors from state universities, a momentous decision was made. The minister passionately urged the universities to utilize their respective funds to cover the entire educational expenses of transgender students. This unified agreement among the vice-chancellors signifies a collective dedication to fostering a more inclusive educational environment.



The meeting, attended by senior officials from the Higher and Technical Education Department, not only addressed the imperative of providing tuition-free education but also emphasized the strides made under the New Education Policy (NEP). This concerted effort underscores the government's commitment to creating a more equitable educational landscape in Maharashtra, setting a profound precedent for inclusivity and equal opportunities in academia.


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