AGARTALA, July 14 (IANS): The Tripura government has decided to set up three more professional colleges - dental, ayurvedic and homeopathic -- in public-private partnership (PPP) models, a minister said Saturday.
"The ayurvedic college will be established at Udaipur, the homeopathic college at Kailasahar in northern Tripura and the dental college in Agartala," Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty told reporters.
He said many private organisations from India had submitted bids expressing their keenness to set up the colleges.
The minister said: "For the ayurvedic and homeopathic colleges, the central government has sanctioned Rs.8.10 crore. The state has allotted land for setting up of the three 50-seater medical colleges."
With the establishment of two medical colleges with 100 seats each in six years, Agartala has the distinction of being the only city in the northeast to have two medical colleges.