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Cabinet nod to central university in Janthaluru district of Andhra Pradesh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Cabinet today approved the setting up of a in Janthaluru district of Pradesh.

A provision of Rs 450 crore has been approved for meeting the first phase expenditure towards establishment of the university.

"The gives in principle nod for setting up of 'in the State of Pradesh' in village Janthaluru of district. The Cabinet also approved provision of Rs 450 crore for meeting the first phase of expenditure towards establishment of university," said in a series of tweets.

The Cabinet also approved the operationalisation of the 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.

"The central university would be mentored by an existing varsity till its governing structure is in place. The approval would increase access and quality of higher and help in minimalising the regional imbalances in educational facilities and give effect to Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014," a senior said.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 17:30 IST