One more Central University to come up in Bihar

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Yes a second university is about to come in Bihar as the bill for the same has been passed. The bill is Central Universities (Amendment) Bill 2014 which has been passed by the Lok Sabha and he Rajya Sabha. On this, the HRD minister Smriti Irani has to say that the amendment is a reflection of the voice from the people of Bihar.

The statement of objects and reasons of the bill states that it seeks to set up a central university in Bihar. It therefore there was a requirement felt of higher education. The actual supply of education was not being met by just one central university in the state.

Mahatma Gandhi Central University-

The new university will be called Mahatma Gandhi Central University and will be located in Motihari in East Champaran. The bill also changed the name of the existing university to Central University of South Bihar, as it is located in south of the river Ganga.

while replying to a debate on the bill for setting up of the central university in Bihar

During a debate held regarding the bill for setting up of the Central University in Bihar, the HRD Minister Smriti Irani, said higher education per se is facing challenges and “There is a long way we need to go”. Also she promised to fast-track the filling vacant faculty positions of central universities, including vice chancellors, adding that common people are also encouraged to express their views on government website.

The government has also set up two committees to review the functioning of UGC and AICTE.

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