Maharashtra's public universities have agreed to provide free education to students from transgender community as suggested by the state government, a statement said.
Accordingly, such students will get free education in these varsities and allied colleges.
In an interaction with vice-chancellors of the state universities on Tuesday, Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandrakant Patil asked the varsities to bear the entire fees of transgender students from their funds.
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"All vice-chancellors unanimously accepted the appeal made by the minister (to provide free education to the students of the transgender community," a statement said.
The meeting attended by senior officials of the Higher and Technical Education Department also reviewed the progress under the New Education Policy (NEP).
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