New Delhi: The Union Cabinet has approved the establishment of a Central University in the Union Territory of Ladakh. Union Minister Anurag Thakur informed that the first phase of the university will be completed by 2025 and the total project cost would be INR 750 crore. The upcoming university will cover the entire Ladakh region, including Leh and Kargil and will address regional imbalances in the higher education levels.
“Establishing this university will remedy regional imbalances in the field of higher education and help intellectual growth in the region, as well as aid propagation of higher education. The Central University will also become a model for other educational institutes in the region,” Thakur said while addressing a press briefing on Cabinet decisions on Thursday evening.
Besides, The Union Cabinet has also approved the establishment of an Integrated Multi-purpose infrastructure Development Corporation for the Union Territory of Ladakh. The establishment of corporation will result in inclusive and integrated development of the Union Territory of Ladakh. This will, in turn, ensure socio-economic development of the entire region and population of the Union Territory.