LADAKH: The Government of India is planning to introduce a bill for setting up Central University in Ladakh Union Territory in the upcoming monsoon session of the Parliament starting from July 19.
The Centre intends to introduce “The Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021 to amend the Central Universities Act-2009 for setting up the Central University in Ladakh UT.
The announcement for establishing the Central University in Ladakh was made in the Union Budget presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Feb 01 this year.
“For accessible higher education in Ladakh. I propose to set up a central university in Leh,” Sitharaman had said while presenting the budget of the ongoing fiscal.
As per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), this will be the second varsity in the Ladakh region. The government of Jammu and Kashmir has planned to set up the first-ever university in Ladakh.
In December 2018, the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by J&K’s Governor Satya Pal Malik, had approved a bill for the establishment of Cluster University in Ladakh. The Cluster University is spread over five colleges of Leh and Kargil districts. It was established with an initial grant of Rs 65 crore—(KNO)