Parliament has passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2021 with the Rajya Sabha approving it today.
The Lok Sabha has already cleared it.
The bill seeks to establish a new Central University in Ladakh to ensure an increase in accessibility and quality of higher education and research for the people of the Union territory.
The new university will be named as Sindhu Central University.
Speaking on the bill, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, the government has allocated Rs. 750 crore for the development of this university in which 2,500 students will be benefited.
The Minister said, the Centre had announced the establishment of a new university after scrapping Article 370 with regard to Jammu and Kashmir. The bill was passed after a brief discussion.