JK govt grants 188 acres land to Central University Kashmir
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 14:16
Jammu: To speed up the work for setting up of Central University Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir government has granted 188 acres of land to the varsity in Ganderbal district of the Kashmir Valley.

The state cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah yesterday approved transfer of state land measuring 1501 kanals and 05 marlas (188 acres) of land situated in villages Kurhama, Tulmulla and Zarigund of district Ganderbal in favour of Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Department for construction and establishment of Central University Kashmir.

Ganderbal is the Assembly constituency of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.

"Now that the state government has granted us the land, the work for construction would start and structural designs and drawings will be prepared," officials of the University said.

Two Central universities were granted to Kashmir and Jammu regions by the Central government. While Central University Kashmir started its operation last year, Central University Jammu is yet to start its work as President of India has recently approved the name of Prof Amitabh Mattoo as its new Vice Chancellor.

Prof Mattoo, who is Head of Department at Strategic Studies and School of Asian Studies, has also worked as Vice Chancellor of Jammu University.


First Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 14:16

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