3 private varsities to set up campuses

The state government today offered letters of intent to three private universities, which have promised to set up their institutions in Jharkhand and start intake of students from the next academic session.

By Our Special Correspondent in Ranchi
  • Published 12.11.16
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Ranchi, Nov. 11: The state government today offered letters of intent to three private universities, which have promised to set up their institutions in Jharkhand and start intake of students from the next academic session.

The varsities - Sarla Birla University, Arka Jain University and YBN University - will have to acquire land, at least 25 acres each, for setting up their permanent campuses by December 10.

While Sarla Birla and YBN universities will come up with their campuses in Ranchi, Arka Jain varsity will have its facilities in Seraikela-Kharsawan district.

"The government has already ensured setting up of a couple of private varsities in the state. We have also started academic activities at the new institute of Raksha Shakti University in Ranchi this year while the sports university has started in activities. These efforts will help the state achieve its goals in the field of higher education," chief minister Raghubar Das said after handing the letters of intent at Project Building today.

Principal secretary (higher education) Ajoy Kumar Singh said the three universities would collectively invest Rs 600 crore in next three-four years. "Some 5,000-6,000 students will be able to pursue UG and PG education at the proposed institutes, which will offer technical and professional courses too," Singh added.

The varsities were expected to comply with all the requirements by December 10 and the government was likely bring new bills during the budget session of the Assembly next year for setting up of these cradles, he added.