Renowned Universities, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) based in Delhi and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) based in Uttar Pradesh are willing to extend their centres in Bihar, as informed by state education minister, PK Shahi, on 19 February.
Shahi added that after JNU obtains approval from the Union HRD Ministry they will be all set to open their new centre instate Bihar.
Shahi has already dispatched letters to JNU and BHU varsities asking them to submit their proposals.
BHU although have not informed about this officially to the state education minister and the reply has been awaited till date.
State government has stated to offer all possible help to these varsities to establish their centre smoothly.
Earlier to this month, Congress president Sonia Gandhi also arrived at Bihar to lay the foundation stone of an off-campus branch of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in its Kishanganj district, followed by this event; BHU also presented eagerness to build a branch in Bihar.
BHU vice chancellor Lalji Singh during that time also asked the state government to allocate a land for them.
Shahi told that he has also addressed a letter to Union human resource minister Pallam Raju in this regard requesting his intervention.
Shahi added that opening new centres of these universities in Bihar will offer more opportunities to the state’s students and youth, who currently in flock move from the state to study in JNU and BHU campus.