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Ladakh to get first ever university

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Jammu, Dec 15: The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met here this evening with Governor Satya Pal Malik in chair approved establishment of first-ever university in Ladakh.

Advisors to the Governor, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai and Kewal Kumar Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to the Governor Umang Narula were present at the meeting.

It will be a Cluster University covering five colleges of Leh and Kargil districts. The university will be established with an initial grant of Rs 65 crore to be provided next fiscal.

Establishment of the university will fulfill a long-standing demand of the people of the districts.

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