Today:- jan – Cabinet approves Revised Cost of Estimates (RCE) for 13 new Central Universities in the States of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir (Two), Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu, set up under Central Universities Act, 2009
The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for incurring an expenditure of Rs.3639.32 core for the 13 new Central Universities for recurring cost and creation of necessary infrastructure for completion of the campuses. The work will be completed within a period of 36 months.
The Cabinet has also given ex-post facto approval for an amount of Rs.1474.65 crore, being the amount spent over and above the earlier Cabinet approval of Rs.3000 crore for these Central Universities.
The new Central Universities in the States of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir (Two), Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu were established under Central Universities Act, 2009. These include:
i.Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar
ii.Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh
iii.Central University of Jammu, Jammu
iv.Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi
v.Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar
vi.Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga
vii.Central University of Kerala, Kasargod
viii.Central University of Orissa, Koraput
ix.Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda
x.Central University of Rajasthan, Bandersindri, Rajasthan
xi.Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur
xii.Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat
xiii.Central University of Himachal Pradesh
This would increase access to higher education and set exemplary standards for other Universities to emulate. It will also help in minimizing the regional imbalance.
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