Govt. gives nod to setting up of 14 world-class universities

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New Delhi, Nov.10 (ANI): The National Development Council has approved setting up of fourteen universities of world-class standards and which should encourage innovation in a focussed way.

Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, said: "These universities are proposed to be located at Bhubaneswar in Orissa, Kochi in Kerala, Amritsar in Punjab, Greater Noida in Uttar Prdesh, Patna in Bihar, Guwahati in Assam, Kolkata in West Bengal, Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Gandhinagar in Gujarat, Coimbatore in Tamilnadu, Mysore in Karnataka, Pune in Maharashtra, Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Jaipur in Rajasthan respectively."

A concept paper finalized by the government is available on website www.education.nic.in and includes the scope for public private partnership.

The proposed universities for innovation are to be established across two plan periods of XIth and XIIth Plan. (ANI)

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