Lok Sabha passes Central Universities (Amendment), Bill 2022

Source: The post is based on the articleLok Sabha passes Central Universities (Amendment), Bill 2022published in PIB on 3rd August 2022.

Present Status: Passed in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
What is the News?

Lok Sabha has passed the Central Universities (Amendment)Bill 2022.

What is the purpose of the Central Universities (Amendment)Bill 2022?

The Bill amends the Central Universities Act, 2009, which provides for establishing central universities in various states. Key features of the Bill include:

Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya:  The Bill seeks to convert the National Rail and Transportation Institute, Vadodara (a deemed university) to the Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya, which will be a central university.  

– The National Rail and Transportation Institute was declared a deemed university under the University Grants Commission Act, 1956. The Vishwavidyalaya will be sponsored and funded by the central government through the Ministry of Railways.  

Scope of education: The Bill provides that Gati Shakti Vishwavidyalaya will take measures to provide quality teaching, research, and skill development in disciplines related to transportation, technology, and management. If required, the University may also establish centres in India and abroad. 

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