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Haryana govt to set up university in Gurugram

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today approved a Bill for setting up a state university at Gurugram.

The Bill will be introduced in the upcoming session of Vidhan Sabha, an official spokesman said here.

The main campus of the state university will be at village Kankarola located at a distance of about 15 km from Gurugram.

The university will impart education, training and research in multi-disciplinary fields, he said.

It has also been decided to transfer 373 kanals and 19 marla of land belonging to Gram Kankarola to the proposed university at Gurugram on lease basis.

There is need to double the number of educational institutions by 2020 to accommodate the unprecedented growth of students in higher education, and also to achieve 30 per cent gross enrollment ratio, the spokesman said.

"There is a huge scope and the new university will open new vistas, horizons and opportunities of higher education for the students of the region in particular, and the state, in general," he said.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 15:07 IST