New Delhi, Nov 20 : The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for signing of headquarters agreement between India and South Asian University and also gave its approval for issuing a notification under United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947.
The agreement will provide an overall framework for the smooth and unobstructed functioning and operation of the University and for regulating the relations between the University and India.
The decision for establishment of the South Asian university would be a path-breaking achievement for India manifesting its commitment to SAARC. The project will showcase education and technical prowess within the region.
The jurisdiction of the University shall extend to whole of India and to campuses and centers established outside India in the SAARC region.
The university will advance a sense of the South Asia community by bringing together the future generations from neighbouring countries and expose them to quality education.
The first session of the University is scheduled to begin in August 2010 in New Delhi.