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Parliament allows giving a Second Central University to Bihar

Dec 10, 2014 17:41 IST

    On Tuesday Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 presented by HRD minister Smriti Irani.

    The new University will be called as Mahatma Gandhi Central University and will be located in Motihari in East Champaran.

    The bill also changed the name of the existing university to Central University of South Bihar University, as it is located in south of the river Ganga.

    The statement of objects and reasons of the bill states that it seeks to set up a central university in Bihar. It was felt that the requirement of higher education was not being met by just one central university in the state.

    HRD Minister Smriti Irani has also promised to fast-track the filling vacant faculty positions of central universities, including vice chancellors, adding that common people are also encouraged to express their views on government website.

    Important Points:

    1. Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and allowed to give Bihar a second Central University.
    2. New University will be named as Mahatma Gandhi Central University.
    3. Name of the existing university has been changed to South Bihar University.

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