The Human Resource Development Ministry has constituted a 10-member committee to prepare an ambitious plan to roll out community colleges in the country.
The committee headed by Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Archana Chitnis will submit its report within two months, spelling out the concept and decide about the appropriate milestones for its launch from the 2013 academic session.
The other members of the committee include Education Ministers of Chhattisgarh, Assam, Bihar, Punjab, and Jammu and Kashmir. Besides Ministers of Higher Education of Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra will be its members.
Joint Secretary in HRD Ministry, AK Singh would be the Convener of the committee. Government aims at promoting such colleges with an underlying objective of increasing gross enrolment ratio to 30 in the country by 2020.