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Dehradun: The state government has decided to set up an affiliating University at Tehri which would give affiliation to the colleges and institutes that have come out of the fold of the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna (HNB) Garhwal University after it was made a Central university.
There are 193 self financed educational institutions affiliated to the HNB Garhwal University. The rules of the Central University say that it cannot give affiliations to such institutes.
In a meeting of the Uttarakhand cabinet, it was decided to convert the Badshahithaul campus of the Garhwal University at Tehri into the affiliating university which would be known as Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Uttarakhand University.
Uttarakhand Chief Secretary NS Napalchyal said that a letter is being sent to the central government seeking back the Badshahithaul campus to the state so that the affiliating university can be set up there.
As of now, the new university would function from Dehradun and would be shifted to Tehri when the facilities are fully set up. The legislation for the setting up of the University would be presented in the next session of the State Assembly.
The government has also cleared the setting up of a unit of the Vansthali Vidyapeeth in the state in view of the large number of girl students that apply for admission to this university in Rajasthan.