In a bid to prepare a blueprint for the implementation of community college scheme in India, the Human resource Development Ministry has constituted a 10-member committee.
To be headed by Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Arcane Chitnis, the committee will submit its report in two months detailing on the concept of the community college scheme and suggesting appropriate milestones for its launch. The government is planning to roll out the scheme from the 2013 academic session.
Officials said the committee could also undertake a trip to the US, a pioneer in community college movement, to study the system there.
Other members of the committee are education ministers of Chhattisgarh (Brij Mohan Agrawal), Assam (Himanta Biswa Sarma), Bihar (P K Shahi), Punjab (Sikander Singh Malooka) and Jammu and Kashmir (Abdul Gani Malik) besides ministers of higher education of Rajasthan (Daya Ram Parmar), Tamil Nadu (P Palaniappan) and Maharashtra (Rajesh A Tope).
Joint secretary in HRD Ministry A. K. Singh would be the convener of the committee.