Cabinet approves Revised Cost of Estimates for 13 new Central Universities


NewDelhi : The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval forincurring an expenditure of Rs.3639.32 core for the 13 new Central Universitiesfor 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 Universities are Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar,Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh, Central University of Jammu, Jammu, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi, Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga, Central University of Kerala, Kasargod, Central University of Orissa, Koraput, Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda, Central University of Rajasthan, Bandersindri, Rajasthan, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat, 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 imbalances in educational facilities.

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