Central University of Haryana
|Central University of Haryana|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. U.P. Sinha (acting)|
|Location||Mahendragarh, Haryana, India|
|Website||Central University of Haryana|
Central University of Haryana in Jant-Pali village, Mahendragarh district of Haryana, India, which is set up in 500 acres (2.0 km2), 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. The first Convocation of the University was held on March 1, 2014.
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. The process of shifting against the agitation of villagers is going on to develop the surrounding area of university.[clarification needed]
A bus facility is also available from the railway station and bus stand.
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.
Appointments of Regular Staff
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. The regular appointments were made in January 2014.
Making Peace with the local people
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.
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