Cabinet approves Revised Cost of Estimates (RCE) for 13 new Central Universities

New Delhi:  The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi, has given its approval for incurring an expenditure of Rs.3639.32 core for the 13 new Central Universities for recurring cost and creation of necessary infrastructure for completion of the campuses.  The work will be completed within a period of 36 months.

The Cabinet has also given ex-post facto approval for an amount of Rs.1474.65 crore, being the amount spent over and above the earlier Cabinet approval of Rs.3000 crore for these Central Universities.


The new Central Universities in the States of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir (Two), Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu were established under Central Universities Act, 2009.

These include:

Central University of South Bihar, Gaya, Bihar

Central University of Haryana, Mahendergarh

Central University of Jammu, Jammu

Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi

Central University of Kashmir, Srinagar

Central University of Karnataka, Gulbarga

Central University of Kerala, Kasargod

Central University of Orissa, Koraput

Central University of Punjab, Bhatinda

Central University of Rajasthan, Bandersindri, Rajasthan

Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur

Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat

Central University of Himachal Pradesh

Impact: This would increase access to higher education and set exemplary standards for other Universities to emulate. It will also help in minimizing the regional imbalances in educational facilities.

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