Central University of Haryana
|हरियाणा केंद्रीय विश्वविधालय
Logo of Central University Haryana
Motto in English
|"Education is the unrivalled treasure of all "|
|Chancellor||Prof. (Dr.) M.P. Singh|
|Vice-Chancellor||Prof. R.C. Kuhad|
|Location||Mahendragarh, Haryana, India
|Website||Central University of Haryana|
Central University of Haryana is 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 for the whole of the Haryana. The first Convocation of the University was held on March 1, 2014.
The university has been now shifted to its permanent campus in Jant Pali, Mahendergarh 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from the Mahendergarh on the Mahendergarh-Bhiwani road. Prof. R. C. Kuhad is the current vice-chancellor of the university. Construction is still proceeding rapidly.The process of shifting against the agitation of villagers is going on to develop the surrounding area of university.
A Union University or Central University in India is established by the Department of Higher Education, normally by Act of Parliament, unlike most universities which are established by state governments. This university was established under 12 more proposed Central Universities in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu in the year 2009 through an Act of Parliament: "The Central Universities Act, 2009" by the Government of India. 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.
There are 8 Departments in the University under which Post Graduate,M.Phil and Ph.D courses are offered.The admission are entirely through Central University Common Entrance Test commonly known as CUCET. The available departments are:
1) School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
2) School of Chemical Sciences
3) School of Computer Science and Informatics
4) School of Earth, Environment and Space Studies
5) School of Journalism and Mass Communication
6) School of Language, Linguistics, Culture and Heritage
7) School of Law, Governance, Public Policy and Management
8)School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Post-Graduate Programmes (Duration: 2 Years)
1. Master of Arts (Economics)
2. Master of Arts (Education)
3. Master of Arts (English)
4. Master of Arts (Hindi)
5. Master of Arts (History)
6. Master of Arts (Political Science)
7. Master of Arts (Psychology)
8. Master of Arts (Sociology)
9. Master of Business Administration (MBA)
10. Master of Commerce (M.Com)
11. Master of Computer Applications (M.C.A.)
12. Master of Arts (Journalism and Mass Communication) (MA-JMC)
13. Master of Law (LL.M)
14. Master of Library & Information Science
15. Master of Science (Environment Science)
16. Master of Science (Geography)
17. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Chemistry
18. Master of Science (M.Sc.) Physics
19. Master of Science (Mathematics)
20. Master of Science in Statistics (M.Sc. Statistics)
21. M.Sc. Microbiology
22. M.Sc. Biochemistry
23. M.Sc. Nutrition Biology
24. M.Sc. Biotechnology
25. Master in Hotel Management & Catering Technology
M. Phil Programmes (Duration: 1 year)
1. M.Phil (Economics)
2. M.Phil (Education)
3. M.Phil (English)
4. M.Phil (Hindi)
5. M.Phil (Political Science)
1. Ph.D (Economics)
2. Ph.D (Education)
3. Ph.D (English)
4. Ph.D (Hindi)
5. Ph.D (Management)
6. Ph.D (Political Science)
7. Ph.D. in Microbiology
8. Ph.D. in Biochemistry
9. Ph.D. in Nutrition Biology
10. Ph.D. in Biotechnology
11. Ph.D. in Tourism & Hotel Management
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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- Dhawan, Sunit (January 16, 2013). "Denied quota at varsity, villagers feel cheated". The Tribune. Retrieved 22 June 2014.