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Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2023

By Amigos IAS

Why is it in the news?

  • The Lok Sabha recently passed the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2023, falling under the Ministry of Education, which proposes amendments to the Central Universities Act, 2009.

 

About the Bill

  • Aims to provide avenues for higher education and research facilities with specific focus on the tribal population of India.
  • The Bill includes provisions for establishing the ‘Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University’ and the territorial jurisdiction of the university will be the state of Telangana.

 

Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University

·       Named after the prominent tribal figures Sammakka and Sarakka.

·       Reflects the recognition of tribal contributions and the focus on their educational upliftment.

·       The primary objective of the university is to enhance higher education opportunities and research capabilities, emphasizing the importance of education for overall development.

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