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Cabinet approves central university for Andhra Pradesh

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Wednesday cleared in-principle a proposal for setting up a central university in and approved a provisioning of Rs 450 crore for its first phase, an said.

The Cabinet meeting, chaired by Narendra Modi, gave its approval to the proposed "Central University of Andhra Pradesh", which is to be set up in Janthaluru village of district.

The university would be mentored by an existing central university till its governing structure was in place, a statement from the government said.

The Cabinet also approved the proposal for operationalisation of the university in the "transit campus" till necessary amendment was made in the Central Universities Act, 2009.

Till then, it will operate as a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, in order to give a legal status.

After its division into two states, was left with no central university while the newly carved Telangana was endowed with three such varsities in

"The approval would increase access and quality of higher and help in minimising the regional imbalances in facilities and give effect to the Reorganization Act 2014," the government said.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 18:22 IST
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