Fate of AMU centre in Bihar hangs in balance
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Last Updated: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 14:30
Patna: Fate of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) centre at Kishanganj hangs in balance with Bihar government allegedly failing to provide a single plot of 250 acres to the AMU administration to open it.

Official sources said erstwhile AMU vice-chancellor P K Abdul Ajij while informing the state government in 2008 of the Centre's decision to open the centre at Katihar had asked for a single plot of land measuring 250 acres to 300 acres free of cost to begin construction.

But the state government acquired the required land in three separate pieces in Kishanganj district instead of making available land in Katihar.

"Since the land being made available by the state government is in three separate pieces at places along Bahadurganj-Thakurganj road, located around 6 km to 7 km from Kishanganj, the proposal has not been approved by AMU administration," the sources said.

Bihar Human resource Development department principal secretary Anjani Kumar Singh had in a letter to AMU VC had justified the government's stand and said the state cabinet had already sanctioned the proposal to make available the land for the centre.

''There are several universities which have many campus far away from one to another, but here the state government has arranged the land, though into three pieces, are close by,'' he said.

A fresh controversy has erupted with the Minister for Human Resource Development P K Sahi alleging that the AMU VC was 'doing politics' over the issue and had not obtain the required sanction from President Pratibha Patil, who is visitor of the university.


First Published: Sunday, October 09, 2011, 14:30

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