Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal offered to provide free higher education to deserving underprivileged students from the North-East in State universities, on Wednesday.

An announcement to this effect was made by Mr. Badal during a meeting with a delegation of students from Arunachal, Assam and Mizoram, an official spokesman said here.

The students from North-Eastern States were on a visit to Punjab under a cultural exchange programme organised by ABVP.

Mr. Badal asked his Special Principal Secretary K.J.S. Cheema to chalk out modalities for arranging some seats in private universities in Punjab for these students. - PTI