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Orissa Assembly adopts Vedanta University Bill

After long debate spanning over three days, the Orissa Legislative Assembly today passed the Vedanta University Bill, 2009. There was clause by clause discussion on the bill before it was passed in the house. The bill envisages setting up of a world class university by the Anil Agarwal Foundation at an investment of about Rs 15,000 crore in the Puri-Konark marine drive. The admissions to the university will be on merit basis. Though there is no reservation in admission and recruitment for the Orissa students, the university authorities will set up knowledge centres in different regions of ...