Odisha state is all set to get its first University exclusively for Women. Rama Devi Women's College, Bhubaneswar will be given the status of university, thus becoming first women's university in the state. Central government will release a lump sum of Rs 55 crore for the infrastructural development of the university.
"The Rashtriya Ucchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) which is sponsored by the Central government has accepted Odisha government's proposal regarding this", said Pradeep Panigrahi, Odisha's higher education minister
Other women colleges that has been functioning under Utkal University will now move to this new Women's university. The state government has also made the decision to introduce more courses in these new universities.
A proposal in this regard was submitted by the State government to the Union ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). The Project Approval Committee (PAC) of the ministry has cleared the proposal in its meeting chaired by Union Higher Education secretary Satyanarayan Mohanty in Delhi recently.
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