Ipoh (Malaysia), Mar 7 : India's Blair Education Services consortium will construct the RM450mil Premier International University of Perak in Gua Tempurung, which will be completed in 2010.
Minister Mohamad Tajol Rosli Ghazali said that the university would be set up by India's Blair Education Services consortium, which has five universities in the subcontinent.
"Our children will not have to travel all the way to India to take up courses - the ones offered here would be cheaper and just as credible," Ghazali said.
"The university can accommodate as many as 8,000 students," he said after handing over land offer letters to Blair Education Services CEO Dr R. Subramaniam here on Wednesday.
Ghazali said that the university would be built on a 101ha site in Gua Tempurung, some 20km from here.
Dr Subramaniam assured the state government that the construction of the campus would not affect the environment in the surrounding areas and Gua Tempurung.
The university will have five faculties - medical, dentistry, pharmaceuticals and allied health sciences, business and management, and integrative sciences and technology, the Star Online reported.