NEW DELHI, MAY 16: The Union Cabinet has given its in-principle approval for establishing a Central University by the name of “Central University of Andhra Pradesh” in Janthaluru Village of Ananthapur District, Andhra Pradesh. The University will commence academic activity from Academic Year 2018-19 from a transit campus.
The Cabinet has also approved a provision of funds worth Rs. 450 crore for meeting the first phase expenditure towards the establishment of the Central University.
The Cabinet also approved the proposal for operationalization of the Central University in the transit campus, initially by forming a society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 in order to give a legal status to it till the amendment to the Central Universities Act, 2009 is enacted and to enable commencement of academic activities from the Academic Year 2018-19.
Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Defence commenting on the development tweeted, "Other than 1 VC, this CU, will have 77 teaching posts, 86 non teaching posts and 100 contractual staff. Being a CU with state-of-the-art facility, it will benefit innumerable students. Edu-ecosystem will develop."
The Central University would be mentored by an existing Central University until its governing structure is in place. The approval would increase access and quality of higher education and help in minimizing the regional imbalances in education facilities and give effect to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act, 2014.