Government Amends Central Universities Act

Source: The Indian Express via PwC – EdLive

A proposal to bring an amendment to the Central Universities Act for enabling the setting-up of two central varsities in Bihar was cleared by the government recently. The Union Cabinet approved amending the Act after the HRD ministry took a decision to set up a central university in Motihari in addition to the one already proposed in Gaya. This is only the second exception made by the union government for setting up two central universities in

a particular state, the first being Jammu and Kashmir. The Act had the provision for setting two central universities in Jammu and Kashmir as a special case. The government’s decision for setting up a central university in Motihari had put an end to a prolonged slugfest over the issue. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and other political parties had been insisting that the central university should be established in Motihari to end regional disparities.