Central University of Haryana

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Central University of Haryana
CUH
Established 2009
Type Central University
Vice-Chancellor Prof. U.P. Sinha (acting)
Students 600
Location Mahendragarh, Haryana, India
Campus 483 acresRural
Affiliations UGC
Website Central University of Haryana

Central University of Haryana in Jant-Pali village,[1] Mahendragarh district of Haryana, India,[2] which is set up in 500 acres (2.0 km2),[3] has been established through an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by the Government of India. The territorial jurisdiction of Central University of Haryana is the whole of the Haryana.[4] The first Convocation of the University was held on March 1, 2014.[5]

The university has now shifted at its original campus in Jant Pali, Mahendergarh 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the Mahendergarh on the Mahendergarh-Bhiwani road. Professor U P Sinha is the current acting vice-chancellor of the university. Classes started on August 12, 2013. Construction is still proceeding rapidly.[citation needed] The process of shifting against the agitation of villagers is going on to develop the surrounding area of university.[clarification needed]

The university has operated from its temporary campus at Government Education College at Narnaul.[6] The university will be named after Lord Krishna.[7]

A bus facility is also available from the railway station and bus stand.[citation needed]

The Central Universities Bill 2009 aims at creating one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. It also seeks to convert Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya in Chhattisgarh, Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand into Central universities.[8]

Visitor[edit]

President of India, Honourable Shri Pranab Mukherjee, is the Visitor of the Central University of Haryana.

Appointments of Regular Staff[edit]

In a 2013 interview with The Hindu the Vice-Chancellor, Major General (Dr.) Ranjit Singh, made a commitment that the adhocism will be done away with. He stated that advertisements for replacement staff were being made under proper scrutiny and he was hoping to have them in post in the near future.[9] The regular appointments were made in January 2014.

Making Peace with the local people[edit]

When the land for the University was leased out by the villagers for a nominal rent, local and state leaders promised that the local villagers will be given priority for admission and jobs. Since then, M.M.Pallam Raju, Union Minister for Human Resource Development, has told the villagers that the Central Universities Act, 2009, does not allow reservations for jobs based on domicile. The people felt cheated and no relief was given to them.[10]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central varsity to come up at Mahendergarh". Indian Express. February 24, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Haryana". Tribuneindia.com. February 25, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Haryana". Tribuneindia.com. July 6, 2008. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.prsindia.org/uploads/media/vikas_doc/docs/1241592408~~1235040259_central_University_Bill_2009.pdf
  5. ^ "Central University of Haryana holds its first Convocation". IANS. news.biharprabha.com. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Makeshift universities". Hindustan Times. December 2, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Other States / Punjab News : Central university to come up in Haryana". The Hindu. July 7, 2008. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Parliament passes bill to set 12 central news". The Times of India. February 25, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 
  9. ^ Kumar, Ashok (October 23, 2013). "In for the long haul". The Hindu. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Dhawan, Sunit (January 16, 2013). "Denied quota at varsity, villagers feel cheated". The Tribune. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

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Coordinates: 28°20′55″N 76°08′27″E / 28.3486°N 76.1407°E / 28.3486; 76.1407