Rajya Sabha Passes Central Universities (Amendment), Bill, 2023

  • To amend the Central Universities Act, 2009.
  • For the establishment of Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University at Mulugu in Telangana.
  • The Bill was passed by the Lok Sabha on 7th December 2023.

About the University:

  • It will be established at Rs. 889.07 crore.
  • There will be graduate, postgraduate and Doctoral level courses under five schools having 11 departments.
  • A total of 2790 UG and PG students are proposed for the initial seven years of operation.
  • It will create direct employment in the form of faculty and non-faculty positions.
  • It will result in developing surrounding areas through several services and commercial activities.
  • The University has been named “Sammakka Sarakka Central Tribal University” after the mother and daughter, Sammakka and Saralamma (commonly known as Sarakka), who are believed to be manifestations of Adi Parashakti sent to protect the tribal communities of Telangana.
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