The Central Universities (Amendment) Act, 2023

On 17th December, 2023, the President gave assent to the Central Universities (Amendment) Bill, 2023.

Key Provisions

  • It amends the Central Universities Act, 2009, which establishes central universities for teaching and research in various states.
  • It mandates to establish a Central Tribal University in Telangana.It will be named the ‘Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University’.
  • Its territorial jurisdiction will extend to Telangana.
  • It will provide avenues of higher education and research facilities primarily for the tribal population of India.
  • Note that the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 provides that the central government will establish a Tribal University in the state of Telangana.
  • The University ....
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