Residential University to be setup in Almora, Uttarakhand
The state of Uttarakhand is all set to get its second residential university, which will be established in Almora district.
Chief Minister Harish Rawat in a meeting of officials at Dehradun Cantonment said, “The process to set up the residential university to cater to the needs of advanced higher studies begun. The upcoming residential university at Almora will be modelled on Delhi's JNU. It will be developed as per the standards and norms of University Grants Commission (UGC)”.
The chief secretary and other members of the state higher education council were instructed by the Chief Minister, to allocate INR 10 Crores for this second residential university.
There will be three phases in construction of this new university and it will be completed within a year. Pandit Uday Shankar Theater academy will also turn out to be a part of this university.
Earlier, students from Uttarakhand were sent to Delhi for pursuing higher education which would turn out to be expensive. The setting up of this residential university will greatly help the students of the state. An act will be implemented by the state government for the setting up of this university.