New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi has approved setting up of a Central Tribal University in Andhra Pradesh. The “Central Tribal University of Andhra Pradesh” will be set up in Relli village of Vizianagaram District as provided under the Thirteenth Schedule to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 (No. 6 of 2014).
Cabinet has also approved the provision of funds of Rs. 420 crore for the first phase expenditure towards establishment of the Central Tribal University.
At present there are more than 45 central universities in India. Central Universities are one of the popular destinations for students due to quality education and affordability factor. In India, there are 799 universities as on 31 March 2016. Out of these 799 universities, 47 are Central Universities (CUs), which are set up by the Central Universities Act. These universities are regulated and governed by the Central Universities Act, 2009.