Union Government on 26 November 2014 passed Central University Amendment Bill 2014 in the Lok Sabha. The bill provides for the establishment of Mahatma Gandhi Central University in Motihari (Bihar).
The bill also proposed renaming of the existing Central University in the state of Bihar as the Central University of South Bihar.
The initial expenditure for the establishment of the Mahatma Gandhi Central University will be approximately 240 crore rupees. The expenditure would be met from consolidated fund of India through budgetary provisions of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
The representatives in Parliament, Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council of Bihar supported for the establishment of Central University in Bihar after the name of Mahatama Gandhi.
Motihari in Bihar has historical importance because Champaran movement by Mahatama Gandhi during freedom struggle was launched from this place.
When: 26 November 2014
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