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May 17, 2018 Thursday 01:35:11 PM IST

Cabinet Nod To Central University In AP

Policy Indications

New Delhi:  The Cabinet approved setting up of a central university in Janthaluru district of Andhra Pradesh. A provision of Rs. 450 crores has been approved for meeting the first phase expenditure towards establishment of the university.

"The Union Cabinet gives in principle nod for setting up of 'Central University in the State of Andhra Pradesh' in village Janthaluru of Anantapur district. The Cabinet also approved provision of Rs. 450 crores for meeting the first phase of expenditure towards establishment of university," Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a series of tweets.

The Cabinet also approved the operationalisation of the central university in the transit campus, initially by forming a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in order to give a legal status to it till the amendment to the Central Universities Act, 2009 is enacted and to enable commencement of academic activities from 2018-19.

(Source: PTI)



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