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Bihar declares 241 training colleges illegal

The move follows the findings that these colleges had various irregularities and corruption prevalent.

india Updated: Aug 29, 2006 21:58 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

The Bihar government has declared 241 teachers' training colleges illegal due to various irregularities and corruption in these institutions, an official said on Tuesday.

"All these teachers training colleges were running illegally for years," said Bihar's Human Resource Department Secretary MM Jha.

The colleges derecognised by the Bihar Vidyalaya Pariksha Samiti on Monday night also include 21 institutions in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand.

The move, however, comes at a time when the Bihar government is set to recruit 234,000 teachers for schools run by it, depriving a large number of candidates having degrees from these colleges a chance to get a job.

First Published: Aug 29, 2006 21:58 IST