Ladakh’s first Central University gets PM Modi’s nod

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has granted in-principle approval to setting-up of the first central university in the Union Territory of Ladakh with a centre on Buddhist Studies, at a meeting convened on Monday. The move will go a long way in helping to prevent migration of students who had to come to other location to study.

This move comes before the first anniversary of the parliamentary enactment through which Ladakh was made a union territory, states a report by the Hindustan Times. Degrees in all courses like liberal arts and sciences will be offered at the proposed university, except engineering and medical education.

The meeting on Monday had been convened to review the government’s actions over the last year in UTs of Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Steps the Centre would take to make people’s lives better here were also outlined.

The meeting was attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, among other officials.