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.
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.