Maharashtra to set up college for Marathi-speaking people of Karnataka
MUMBAI [Maha Media]: Maharashtra government will set up a Marathi medium college in Kolhapur for the Marathi- speaking people residing in the border areas of Karnataka, a minister said on Tuesday.
Higher and technical education minister Uday Samant, in a statement here, said the decision has been taken with a view to cater to the educational needs of the Marathi-speaking population residing in the neighbouring state. He said the new state-run college will be a sub-center of the Shivaji University at Kolhapur.
The Kolhapur district collector will provide a five-acre plot for the proposed college following which all necessary official permissions will be given, Samant said. The college will start functioning from the next academic year, the release said.
A committee headed by Shivaji University vice-chancellor Nitin Karmalkarwill work out the modalities for establishing the educational institute, it added. The border areas of Karnataka have a sizeable Marathi- speaking population.